| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Monday pressured Congress to raise the debt limit well before an end-of-the month deadline, warning that lawmakers risked derailing a potential "breakthrough year for our economy" if they don't act quickly....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter.
He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:12 AM
In the wake of a new, earlier deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warned lawmakers Thursday that they needed to move quickly to increase the nation's borrowing authority or risk damaging the strengthening economy.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew formally told congressional leaders Thursday they must raise the debt limit by early March at the latest, warning the government has less ability to postpone a potential default than in the past.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- The federal government on Monday sold its remaining shares of General Motors Co. stock, ending the controversial $49.5-billion bailout of the automaker with an approximately $10.5-billion loss for taxpayers.
"This marks one of the final...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Nov 8, 2013
In July 2010, four months after President Obama signed his universal healthcare act into law, he enacted his other signature achievement, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Although we haven't paid as much attention to it, Dodd-Frank is as flawed in its...
| Nov 7, 2013
Elected officials in the nation's capital have spent the past several weeks demonstrating that they can't do the jobs voters sent them there to do. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers got into an extended spat that shut down much of the government for 16 days...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule.
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule...