| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill.
The big movie studios,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is "bad policy" because it will cause job losses.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the chamber also say unions are job killers,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29.
"It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Let this be a warning to all you al-Qaida types: If you want to engage in terrorism in Pennsylvania, you'll be committing a crime under state law, unless, of course, you do it in the name of labor union activism.
The state House Judiciary Committee, now...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories.
The justices agreed to rule on...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business groups gave mixed reviews to President Obama's State of the Union address.
They praised him for urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the corporate tax code, making it easier to strike trade deals and reforming the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the American Bankers Assn., who is a former GOP governor, made a strong pitch Monday to his fellow Republicans to support the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation by invoking party hero Ronald Reagan.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. hit its debt limit on Friday, a leading business group urged Congress to act quickly to raise it to avoid damaging the economy.
The Business Roundtable sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Thursday night warning that...
| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Oct 9, 2013
If you wanted to hear words of sweet conciliation, the White House was the wrong place to go this week.
"We're not going to pay a ransom for America paying its bills," President Obama said Tuesday, sticking to his demand that Congress pass a spending...
| Nov 11, 2013
The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...