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Posturing by U.S. politicians in the run-up to midterm elections could potentially scupper talks with Iran.
The US has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect on Monday, officials said.
Tax officials said they would not enforce the rule this year because they had yet to issue regulations for employers to follow. NYT reports.
The economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states anticipated, forcing elected officials to consider how to use the money best.
After her town suffered extensive Superstorm Sandy damage, one NJ mayor claims Chris Christie's staff held relief money hostage. MSNBC reports.
The president also announced that communication providers will be allowed to share more information about the government's data requests.
A new study on state fiscal condition ranks a northeastern state dead last, citing revenue shortfalls, budget practices and high levels of debt.
Washington's reform efforts have made big U.S. banks less risky and less profitable institutions, POLITICO's Ben White says.
Sen. John McCain is well known as an opponent of wasteful spending, and on Thursday he decided to have a little fun at the expense of his colleagues.
Obama will say Friday he has decided that the government should not hold bulk telephone metadata.
The U.S. Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that quells for nearly nine months the threat of another federal agency shutdown.
A drive by some cities to cut costly police retirement benefits has led to an extraordinary face-off between local politicians and the law enforcement officers.
As a comedian Ben Bernanke makes a heck of a central banker.
A group of cyber security professionals is warning the US government has failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov site from hackers.
Obamacare advocates began a renewed social media blitz to push young adults to sign up for health insurance.
The Treasury Department said it plans to sell 410,000 shares in auto lender Ally Financial as part of its effort to unwind its financial bailout fund.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Wednesday, quashing the threat of a government shutdown.
A judge rejected a conservative challenge to insurance subsidies available to people that declined to establish their own online marketplaces.
Despite plans to spur manufacturing through innovation institutes, out-of-work factory workers are still stuck on the sidelines.
An effort to paint the GOP as indifferent to income inequality is putting Republicans in an awkward position, POLITICO's Ben White says.
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