Rep. Paul Ryan's new strategy for federal anti-poverty efforts does not aim to cut spending. Instead, it seeks to consolidate an array of programs.» Read More
Stanley Fischer has been confirmed to join the board of governors, meaning he'll have a vote—and an important say—in monetary policy.
While its neighbors and the rest of the nation have slowly but steadily recovered from the Great Recession, New Jersey has flatlined.
The North Carolina Senate voted to make disclosing chemicals used in fracking a misdemeanor as environmentalists call for more disclosure.
Climate change could cut into the growth in food production even as the world's population increases, according to a new bipartisan report.
The protest against the world's biggest fast-food company comes a day ahead of an investor vote on executive pay at McDonald's Corp.
Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year.
Corporations should not be able to dodge taxes by moving oversees, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., told CNBC's "Closing Bell" Wednesday.
Millions would no longer get mail delivered to their door, but would go to communal or curbside boxes instead, under a proposed law.
Markets have been jittery since Yellen and others made remarks that investors interpreted as indicating rates would go higher sooner.
Employees of the Veterans Administration should be held accountable if anyone falsified records on patient treatment, President Barack Obama said.
Movements like the tea party always tend to rise during periods of economic crisis, only to subside when things improve, Politico's Ben White says.
A below-target inflation rate signals a significant economic problem, Minneapolis Fed president Narayana Kocherlakota said on Wednesday.
Perhaps no election in recent history has been as important for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's own sense of self.
Republican Senate's McConnell easily beat a Kentucky Tea Party challenger, setting up a pricey and hard-fought Senate race against Democrat Grimes.
This year alone Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, could make millions of dollars from speaking engagements.
Democrats may have something going for them: legacy candidates who are sons and daughters of familiar political figures in their states.
Fischer's nomination to be the U.S Federal Reserve vice chairman cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate, assuring that he will join the board.
Billionaire Tom Steyer has been picking a lot of political fights over climate change recently.
Democrats and Republicans agree on this much about 2014: There's little chance of new laws on any of the big issues they're talking about.
JPMorgan Chase will provide $100 million to help debt-ridden Detroit over the next five years, according to sources. The NYT reports.
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