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Energy Secretary Nominee Perry Regrets Call to Eliminate Agency

12 min 41 sec ago
The former Texas governor’s failure to remember the name of the agency when listing departments he would cut effectively ended his bid for the presidency in 2011. Mr. Perry plans to say at his confirmation hearing that he now appreciates the agency and what it does.

Investments Tied to Foreclosure Crisis A Major Focus of Mnuchin Hearing

32 min 26 sec ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis emerged as a major focus in the Senate confirmation hearing Thursday for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, who faces deep reservations from Democrats.

Philadelphia Poised to Ban Employers From Asking for Salary History

49 min 29 sec ago
Philadelphia is on the brink of becoming the first U.S. city to bar employers from asking potential hires for their salary history, a step aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women.

GOP Governors Warn Lawmakers About Repeal of Affordable Care Act

54 min 45 sec ago
John Kasich, Brian Sandoval and other governors have voiced concerns about the effects of abruptly scrapping the 2010 health law as Republicans in Congress weigh their options.

Voter Anxiety That Fueled Trump's Victory Turns to Hope

1 hour 4 min ago
In places ranging from the mill towns of North Carolina to Wyoming coal country, the anger that many working-class Americans felt in casting a ballot for Donald Trump has turned into hope.

U.S. Bombers Hit ISIS in Libya

1 hour 8 min ago
American B-2 bombers struck at multiple sites in Libya on Wednesday, in what represents a broadening of the U.S. war against the extremist group in northern Africa.

Mnuchin to Address IndyMac, Tax Policy at Senate Hearing

2 hours 12 min ago
Investments tied to the foreclosure crisis are shaping up to figure prominently in the confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s intended nominee for Treasury secretary.

Housing Starts Jumped in December, Capping Strong Year

2 hours 27 min ago
U.S. housing starts hit their strongest level in nine years in 2016, but a slowdown in the pace of new apartment building underscores that it may be difficult for construction to hit new highs this year without a strong rebound in single-family homes.

Obama Warns on Mideast Volatility, Russia Tensions

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:40
President Obama on Wednesday said President-elect Donald Trump deserves space to pursue his agenda, while also suggesting his successor tread carefully on such volatile issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

U.S. Races to Finish Probes, Wring Payouts From Firms

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:39
The Obama administration rushed to complete a raft of investigations of big business before relinquishing power, reaching settlements worth around $20 billion in the past week alone with megabanks, auto makers, drug companies and others.

Donald Trump's Nominees Stick to His Script

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:28
The president-elect’s cabinet choices at this week’s confirmation hearings represented the leading edge of Donald Trump’s push to reverse the domestic policies advanced by President Barack Obama’s administration.

NASA Looks to Reserve More Seats on Russian Spacecraft

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:34
The American space agency admits that U.S.-built spacecraft won’t be ready to routinely transport astronauts into orbit by 2018 as promised.

Haley Is Critical of U.N. but Also Sees Benefits

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:22
President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, Gov. Nikki Haley, told a Senate panel she sees some benefits to the U.N., but also sees problems.

High Court Ponders Whether the Right to Offend Can Be Trademarked

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:21
Rock bands and racial slurs were on stage at the Supreme Court Wednesday, as the justices appeared doubtful the federal government can refuse to register trademarks that disparage others.

Widow of Orlando Killer Mateen Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding His Preparations

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:06
The widow of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that she aided her husband in his attack on the Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people.

Donald Trump to Nominate Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:04
The president-elect has tapped the former governor of Georgia to lead the Agriculture Department, two transition officials said, completing his cabinet appointments as he prepares for his inauguration on Friday.

Mystery Fungus Sparks NIH Crisis, Imperiling Trials, Patients and Its Boss

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:16
Crisis response at the National Institutes of Health has prompted lab closures and has triggered delays in treatment. Its chief, noted geneticist Francis Collins, who serves at the pleasure of the president, is in the hot seat.

OMB Pick Mulvaney Says He Failed to Pay Required Taxes for Household Employee

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:15
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Office of Management and Budget, disclosed that he failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll and unemployment taxes for a household employee from 2000 to 2004.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:02
An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

Revisions Coming for Admissions Tests to NYC's Coveted High Schools

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:54
After more than 20 years of jangling students’ nerves, the high-stakes test for admission to some of New York City’s most elite public high schools is getting a makeover.

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