| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| 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,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.
This has earned...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley delivered his eighth—and thankfully—final state of the state address of his administration. And, as usual, his speech was filled with so much that isn’t so.
Now, I’ve done a few O’Malley...
| May 23, 2014
The headline ("Republicans keep tea party wing at bay in primary races," May 20) might just as well have stated that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce won the primaries.
In cases where its candidate was threatened, the chamber contributed heavily.
| May 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Tuesday's primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning.
Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The victory of Thom Tillis in the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina is widely seen as a win for the GOP establishment over the tea party.
But establishment is a relative term these days as the GOP's internal divisions have...