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  • House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff

    House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff
    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...
  • Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears

    Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears
    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....
  • Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage

    Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage
    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...
  • Lew says Congress shouldn't wait til last minute to raise debt limit

    Lew says Congress shouldn't wait til last minute to raise debt limit
    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. "They...
  • Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February

    Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February
    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....
  • Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March

    Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March
    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. Some top...
  • Treasury sells rest of GM stock, ends bailout with $10.5-billion loss

    Treasury sells rest of GM stock, ends bailout with $10.5-billion loss
    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...
  • China eases its one-child policy

    China eases its one-child policy
    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...
  • Dodd-Frank: Obama's other big bad law

     Dodd-Frank: Obama's other big bad law
    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...
  • In Washington, a crisis in competence

    In Washington, a crisis in competence
    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...
  • IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

    IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts
    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...