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  • Albert R. Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority?

    Albert R. Hunt: Can Republicans ride tailwind to Senate majority?
    The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day. Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of...
  • Jobs may be at risk as fate of Export-Import Bank is debated

    Jobs may be at risk as fate of Export-Import Bank is debated
    Thousands of jobs in Southern California and across the nation could be in jeopardy as politicians wrangle over the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas. The Export-Import Bank has come...
  • U.S. Chamber backs Democratic Rep. Scott Peters over GOP's Carl DeMaio

    U.S. Chamber backs Democratic Rep. Scott Peters over GOP's Carl DeMaio
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which usually favors Republican candidates, on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), who is in a tight Nov. 4 election battle with GOP challenger Carl DeMaio. In its endorsement letter to Peters, the chamber...
  • Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act

    Bipartisan report tallies climate change impact on economy, urges businesses to act
      Billions of dollars of property damage along the Eastern Seaboard. Sharply reduced yields of corn, wheat and soy at Midwestern farms. Rising sea levels threatening military installations in Southern California. These and other risks from climate...
  • Businesses seek cure for health care cost surge

    NEW YORK - A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by...
  • EPA plans to sharply reduce inspections

    EPA plans to sharply reduce inspections
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to substantially reduce inspections and civil enforcement cases against industry over the next five years, arguing that focusing on the biggest polluters would be the most effective way to clean...
  • Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

    WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system. Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
  • House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown

    House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown
    WASHINGTON – The legislation the Senate passed Friday to prevent a government shutdown landed with a thud in the House, where the Republican majority has no clear strategy for ending the standoff threatening to close shutter the government at...
  • Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers

    Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers
    WASHINGTON — As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes. "We can win this fight, but we must...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Congress: Do your job

    Congress: Do your job
    With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...