Former Obama administration defense secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta criticized the president's handling of the situation in Syria, though they were at odds on the use of force.
The White House has directed U.S. agencies to "be prepared for the possibility" of a shutdown if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to fund federal operations.
The Federal Reserve won't soon be cutting back its $85 billion-a-month bond buying program aimed at helping the economic recovery, policymakers said Wednesday. Markets jumped in response.
Stocks were little changed in early trading Wednesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve on the fate of the central bank's bond-buying program.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, founded in 1929, is one of the oldest Hispanic civil rights organizations in the U.S.
The good news is that household income has stopped dropping. The bad news is that it isn't rising, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Roberto C. Goizueta was a Cuban refugee who became chief executive of the Coca-Cola Co., strengthening the firm's global dominance in the soft-drink field.
High oil prices have made new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling economically and even politically viable in the U.S., leading to significant increases in the production of unconventional sources of petroleum.
Many states are looking to follow California's lead in raising the minimum wage and finding ways to rebuild the middle class in the wake of the economic collapse.
Consumers are expected to revert to the careful, cautious holiday spending habits of the recessionary years, a Chicago research firm said Tuesday.
The deadly shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard Monday prompted the White House to cancel an evening celebration of Hispanic music that was to include Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Arturo Sandoval.
Social activist Dolores Huerta has fought for laborers, immigrants and women.
Rebel Democrats on Monday threw their weight behind Janet Yellen to take over the Federal Reserve and called for tougher policy toward Wall Street.
The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve gave stocks a boost and weighed on the dollar Monday, as investors believe the move will prolong the U.S. central bank's monetary stimulus.
Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday.