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For Retail, a Mix of Hope and Fear

1 hour 39 min ago
The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.

Tehran Hard-Liners Undermine Nuclear Talks

2 hours 26 min ago
U.S. and European officials see an ongoing, and possibly intensifying, effort by hard-line factions in Tehran to sabotage more than a year of international negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program.

Democratic Rifts Surface After Midterm Defeat

2 hours 39 min ago
Long-muted tensions within the Democratic Party over policy and strategy are surfacing publicly, a sign of leaders looking beyond President Obama’s tenure in the wake of the party’s election defeat.

Health Site Snags Immigrants

2 hours 59 min ago
Legal immigrants are running into fresh problems signing up for insurance on, presenting a hurdle in the Obama administration’s efforts to cover more Hispanics.

Ferguson Residents Clean Up as Protests Dwindle

3 hours 1 min ago
Tensions eased in Ferguson, Mo., and business owners continued to clean up after looting and arson following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Thousands Line Thanksgiving Day Parade Route in New York City

3 hours 10 min ago
The weather was chilly as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade moved through Midtown on Thursday.

Pentagon Prepares More Guantanamo Releases

5 hours 20 min ago
The Pentagon is preparing to transfer additional detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the coming weeks, according to defense and congressional officials.

Soft New-Home Sales Weigh on Recovery

5 hours 34 min ago
New-home sales are soft despite historically low interest rates and a healing labor market, weighing on the U.S. economic recovery.

Ferguson Protesters Aim for Bigger Movement

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 19:54
Many of the young people who have taken to the streets around the U.S. in Ferguson-related protests vow to turn the rallies against police brutality into a movement that will last long beyond this week.

Ferguson Businesses Face Rebuilding Effort

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:21
The St. Louis Regional Chamber estimates about 60 businesses in the Ferguson, Mo., region were looted, vandalized or burned this week after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

U.S. Plays Key Role in Yemen Rescue

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:06
U.S. special operations forces took part in an unusual mission in Yemen, helping Yemeni troops rescue eight hostages held by an al Qaeda’s offshoot in a raid Tuesday, officials said.

Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Procedure to Treat Coronary Blockage

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 13:22
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in her right coronary artery, the Supreme Court said. Gets 222,000 New Sign-ups in First Week

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:32
Around 220,000 people picked health plans for the first time through in the first week the site reopened to sell coverage, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

EPA Proposes Stricter Ozone Air Pollution Standard

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:44
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lower limits for ground-level ozone, or smog, in the atmosphere, setting in motion the latest in a series of far reaching federal pollution restrictions.

Ferguson Hit by Second Night of Protests

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 06:32
Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo. for a second consecutive night in response to the grand-jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer.
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