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  • Obama boosted by upbeat housing reports, new polls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama’s bid for a new term in the White House …


  • Wash. unemployment rate increases to 8.6 percent

    OLYMPIA — Washington state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.6 percent in August, and the state saw a net loss of 1,100 jobs from the previous month.


  • Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


  • Obama touts new auto case against China

    CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama says when it comes to unfair Chinese auto subsidies, he’s fighting back — but Mitt Romney’s mostly talk. Campaigning in Ohio, Obama announced a …


  • Romney hits Obama on economy, Obama takes on China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney launched fresh critiques of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy Monday in an attempt to cut the incumbent’s momentum, as the White House …


  • AP Sources: Obama launches new China trade action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a new trade enforcement case against China as he seeks an advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney on an economic issue that …


  • Obama makes fresh push on economy in key states

    BOSTON (AP) — Sensing an opening on the economy, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive new effort Saturday to convince voters in the most competitive states that Republican rival Mitt …


  • Administration warns of ‘destructive’ budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House report issued Friday warns that $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be “deeply destructive” to the …


  • FDA detains imports of Mexican mangoes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is detaining mango imports from a Mexican packing house after the company’s mangoes were linked to salmonella illnesses in 15 states. The …


  • Shutdown averted but ‘fiscal cliff’ awaits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to quash the threat of a government shutdown, but the prospect of a one-two punch of tax increases and slashing, automatic spending cuts will …


  • Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by the chronically weak U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve launched an aggressive new effort Thursday to boost the stock market and make borrowing cheaper for years …


  • House passes 6-month spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to put the government on autopilot for six months, precluding a shutdown through the election and postponing a potential showdown on GOP vice …


  • Romney returns to criticizing Obama on economy

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of “failing American workers” by ignoring Chinese trade violations, and seized on new Federal Reserve attempts to …


  • Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program’s financial problems as it …


  • House to pass 6-month spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As its last major act before leaving Washington for the fall campaign, the House is voting to put the government on autopilot for six months. The temporary …


  • US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. …


  • Greece faces more anti-austerity strikes, protests

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fresh wave of anti-austerity strikes hit Greece Wednesday as the leaders of the governing coalition struggled to finalize further spending cuts for the coming two …


  • Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Annual premiums for job-based family health insurance went up just 4 percent this year, but that’s no comfort with the price tag approaching $16,000 and rising more …


  • Crucial Ohio at the heart of presidential campaign

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — It’s all about Ohio — again. The economy has improved here, and so has President Barack Obama’s standing, putting pressure on Republican Mitt Romney in a …


  • Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues: OBAMA:


  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Economy

    The issue: The economy is weak and the job market brutal. Nearly 13 million Americans can’t find work; the national unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, the highest level ever three …


  • Congress returns for short pre-election session

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned to Washington on Monday for an abbreviated pre-election session in which it appears likely to do the bare minimum: making sure that the government doesn’t …


  • Obama vies for health care edge in Florida

    BOSTON (AP) — Health care grabbed the spotlight Sunday with less than two months until Election Day in the deadlocked race. Mitt Romney said he would retain some popular parts …


  • Congress returns for short pre-election session

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress will do what it often does best: punt …


  • Obama, Romney open the homestretch

    SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans “dead wrong” for calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the “naysayers” who drew attention to …


  • Russia rebuffs Clinton on Syria, Iran penalties

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russia on Saturday soundly rejected U.S. calls for increased pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to relinquish power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tried …


  • As Obama, Romney look for an edge, jobless intrude

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney, their contest defined anew by joblessness, are seeking to frame the campaign on their own terms. Romney …


  • Wary US looks to calm rising tensions in Asia

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Alarmed by a rise in nationalist sentiment around the Asia-Pacific, the Obama administration is looking for Russia to play a greater role in the region as …


  • Gloomy jobs report shadows race with 60 days left

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A dismal new snapshot of jobs in America shadowed the presidential campaign on Friday, testing the voter patience that will save or sink President Barack Obama’s …


  • Weak job growth makes bold Fed action more likely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell …


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