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Top congressional negotiators raced to complete an agreement Monday on a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.
Pope Francis named 19 new cardinals Sunday, choosing men from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief that the church must pay more attention to the poor.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under federal investigation over whether he improperly used relief aid in tourism ads that featured him and his family, CNN reported Monday.
For the first time, most members of the U.S. Congress are millionaires, an analysis of personal financial disclosure data indicated.
The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.
The Federal Reserve said Friday it paid the federal government $77.7 billion in 2013. That was down from the record set in 2012 but still far above payment levels before the Great Recession.
U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected, in an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months.
Here is a list of the 92 Hispanics that hold 116 seats on Fortune 500 boards as of January 2014.
Hispanic representation on the boards of Fortune 500 companies remains aggravatingly low entering 2014, but that doesn't mean the Hispanic influence isn't felt at the largest U.S. firms.
Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for California's coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending, a pay-down of the state's debt by more than $11 billion -- and a surplus of $3.2 billion by year's end.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 last week after a volatile period around the holidays, signaling fewer layoffs and steady job growth.
The Federal Reserve agreed last month to modestly reduce its bond purchases because of improvements in the job market, minutes from the FOMC's December meeting show.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking a closer look at restrictive contract provisions that force consumers to arbitrate disputes rather than sue a company individually or join a class-action lawsuit.
U.S. shares dropped in early trading Wednesday as investors weighed whether upbeat employment figures would prod the Federal Reserve to further reduce its stimulus program.
The natural gas field is increasingly dominated by shale reserves, but a backlash against hydraulic fracturing is spelling trouble for the extraction industry.