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  • Obama warns GOP not to undo Wall Street law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning congressional Republicans not to undo financial regulations he signed two years ago, taking specific note of the work of a consumer agency …


  • Sen. Reid leaves hospital after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was discharged from the hospital less than three hours after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, …


  • Sen. Reid clear for release after Vegas car crash

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after an apparent rear-end crash Friday afternoon on a Las Vegas freeway, his …


  • Chief: Texas’ battered $3B cancer effort endures

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics …


  • NY court: Lap dances are not art and are taxable

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lap dances are taxable because they don’t promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, New York’s highest court concluded Tuesday …


  • NY top court says lap dance isn’t art, is taxable

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lap dances are taxable because they don’t promote culture in a community the way ballet or other artistic endeavors do, New York’s highest court concluded Tuesday …


  • Lawsuits put Texas school finance system on trial

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas’ school financing system is so “hopelessly broken” that it violates the state Constitution while keeping students …


  • Why Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs

    Greg Smith wrote the essay that echoed across Wall Street like a thunderclap. Smith was a vice president at Goldman Sachs until March. He announced his departure from the investment …


  • Why Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs

    Greg Smith wrote the essay that echoed across Wall Street like a thunderclap. Smith was a vice president at Goldman Sachs until March. He announced his departure from the investment …


  • Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and …


  • Fatal air crash decline presents safety challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been 43 months since the last deadly airline crash in the United States, the longest period without a fatal domestic accident since commercial aviation expanded after …


  • After uproar, Ga. officials back off archives plan

    MORROW, Ga. (AP) — When Georgia officials announced plans to severely restrict public access to its state archives, it set off a firestorm not only among scholars and people tracing …


  • Miss. says no thanks to Medicaid expansion dollars

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and …


  • Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet …


  • Social Security benefits get a 1.7 percent bump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation …


  • Social Security set to announce benefit increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will soon find out how much their monthly payments will go up next year. The increase is tied to a …


  • Small 2013 Social Security benefit increase likely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients won’t be getting big benefit increases next year, but the small raises they will receive are playing an important role in helping seniors grow …


  • Expect small ‘13 Social Security benefit increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients shouldn’t expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January. Preliminary figures show the annual benefit boost will be between 1 percent and 2 …


  • Brown’s Calif. tax initiative hit from both sides

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After returning to the governor’s office, Jerry Brown criticized a political culture he said lacked a common purpose and warned of a “war of all against …


  • IRS commissioner Shulman to step down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says Doug Shulman, who has headed the tax agency for more than four years, will step down next month. Shulman was appointed to …


  • SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early Wednesday, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with …


  • Amtrak ridership hits record high amid GOP attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation’s intercity …


  • Madoff fraud’s last days recounted in NYC document

    NEW YORK (AP) — In December 2008, two of Bernard Madoff’s most loyal employees met on a Manhattan street corner and fretted over a closely held secret that the rest …


  • Obama: Jobs report shows economy is on right track

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama says an encouraging jobs report shows that the country has made too much progress to turn back to the policies that he says …


  • Romney on ‘47 percent’: I was ‘completely wrong’

    FISHERSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes as “not elegantly stated.” …


  • Romney: ‘Victory is in sight’ after first debate

    DENVER (AP) — Buoyed by a powerful debate showing, Mitt Romney said Thursday he offers “prosperity that comes through freedom” to a country struggling to shed a weak economy. President …


  • Post-debate: Romney basks, Obama challenges

    DENVER (AP) — An invigorated Mitt Romney basked in rave reviews Thursday after his first face-off with the president, envisioning an inaugural celebration, while President Barack Obama and his allies …


  • Troubled Calif. nuke plant aims to restart reactor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of California’s ailing San Onofre nuclear power plant proposed Thursday to restart one of its shuttered reactors after concluding it could be run safely …


  • Future of damaged Calif. nuke plant coming clearer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future of the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant is slowly coming into focus, more than eight months after the California seaside plant was shut …


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