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Central Bankers Wrestle With Easy Money

8 hours 16 min ago
Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable in others to turn off spigots of easy money.

Bergdahl Swap Violated Law, GAO Says

9 hours 24 min ago
The Obama administration violated the law when it failed to give Congress adequate notice about the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay as part of a swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the investigative arm of Congress said.

National Guard to Leave Ferguson

9 hours 25 min ago
Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of the National Guard troops that were sent to the strife-torn city of Ferguson early this week after protesters grew increasingly violent.

McDonnell Points to Marital Strife

10 hours 7 min ago
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell said his 38-year marriage to Maureen McDonnell is "on hold" as he testified Thursday in his own defense during the couple's trial on federal political-corruption charges.

Inversions Push Falls to Treasury's Tax Man

10 hours 34 min ago
Mark J. Mazur, the Obama administration's point man in the effort to deter U.S. companies from restructuring overseas to avoid taxes, is a career government economist known for his loosened neckties, Pez dispensers and sweeping grasp of the U.S. tax code.

DEA Restricts Narcotic Pain Drug Prescriptions

10 hours 58 min ago
The Obama administration moved to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S., with the DEA saying it would put hydrocodone combination drugs in the category reserved for medical substances with the highest potential for harm.

Two U.S. Ebola Patients Released

11 hours 47 min ago
Two U.S. patients who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been released from an Atlanta hospital, and their doctor says they have recovered and can't spread the disease.

Holder Says Justice Department Investigating Death of Journalist Foley

14 hours 18 min ago
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the death of journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday

Modern Humans Arrived in Europe Earlier Than Thought

20 hours 51 min ago
A new study concludes that modern humans arrived in Europe much earlier than previously believed, and clarifies more specifically the long time period they overlapped with Neanderthals.

Delaware Eases Access to Digital Data of Dead

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:43
As policy makers wrestle with how to handle the digital remains people leave behind on sites like Google and Facebook after they die, a new state law expanding access to the deceased's accounts could set a national trend.

Tax Break Ends Up on Cutting-Room Floor

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:18
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs aimed at luring Hollywood film companies.

Holder Arrives in Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:06
Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri, as he seeks to assure residents the Justice Department will thoroughly probe the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Fed Debate on Rate Increase Heats Up

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:59
Fed officials debated at their July meeting whether to move sooner than expected to start raising interest rates in light of an improving job market and rising inflation, but decided they needed more evidence.

As 2016 Nears, Clinton Embraces Midwest Roots

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:48
Mulling a 2016 run, Hillary Clinton is emphasizing her roots in the Midwest, a region critical to electoral success and a calling card for any politician looking to hone an image of no-nonsense practicality.

In Violence, Slain Journalist Found Humanity

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:45
James Foley, whose beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants was confirmed by President Obama, believed he had a calling to tell the stories of people he saw as voiceless and powerless.

St. Louis Prosecutors Present Evidence to Grand Jury

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:41
St. Louis County prosecutors began a weekslong process of presenting evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has sparked more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Obama Denounces Journalist's Killing

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:39
President Obama denounced the beheading of an American journalist as the work of a malignant Sunni extremist ideology and called for a broadened international effort to eradicate the "cancer" from the Middle East.

Bank of America Reaches $17 Billion Settlement

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:26
Bank of America is expected to pay nearly $17 billion to settle U.S. Department of Justice accusations it packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Ferguson Reaches Turning Point, Police and Protesters Say

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:21
There are new signs the violent protests that rocked this St. Louis suburb for more than a week may be abating, law-enforcement and protest leaders say.

Texas Gov. Perry Pleads Not Guilty

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:27
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.


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