The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to its lowest level in four years, an encouraging sign for economic growth, as gains in energy production and stronger sales of American-made airplanes, autos and machinery lifted exports to an all-time high.
Florida's Mario Diaz-Balart is optimistic that 2014 will be the year that Congress finally makes a good-faith effort to tackle immigration reform.
White House-backed legislation to extend emergency jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.
Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape than the one that dominated Ben Bernanke's tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well.
Franchise Expo South will relocate to Houston's Reliant Center to connect entrepreneurs and business owners with top franchise concepts.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has appointed Carlos A. San Jose as its market president for its Chicago unit, the company's third-largest operation.
Victor H. Diaz, new leader of a commission responsible for arranging the sale of tax-exempt bonds on behalf of universities, hospitals and charter schools in the Pittsburgh area, wants to raise its profile.