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  • Obamacare tax: 40% of companies to change plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.

  • Manning gets 35 years for WikiLeaks documents leak Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Manning arrives at a military court Wednesday to hear his sentence.

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

  • The myth of the modern welfare queen Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    Nicole Oman works in the property management office of the YWCA Family Village in Issaquah, Wash., where she also lives.

    Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.

  • Fed message to markets: Don't fear the taper Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Tapering of the Fed's $85 billion monthly bond purchases has been discussed for months, driving interest rates higher.

  • Egypt in turmoil: What the chaos means for the US Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.

  • Fed: Banks not planning for worst Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    The Fed says some banks are not taking into account the possibility of falling house prices when valuing certain mortgage-related assets. The NYT reports.

  • Leslie Caldwell to head DOJ Criminal Division Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:14 PM ET
    Leslie Caldwell, then chief prosecutor of the Enron Task Force, in 2004

    The white-collar defense lawyer, who once headed the Justice Department's elite Enron Task Force, is in line to return to Washington, according to a knowledgeable source.

  • Obamacare quirk: Your insurance costs could go up Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Materials about new insurance possibilities available through the Affordable Care Act

    A quirk in Obamacare means that some workers and their families may be better off financially if their employers don't offer subsidies for health-insurance premiums.

  • Obama presses for quicker action on bank rules Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    “Employers need certainty and the fact is employers aren’t seeing it,” Walker said in an interview on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”

  • Junkets! Lawmakers travel globe on lobbyists' tab Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    U.S. lawmakers are once again racing around the globe on privately financed tours—trips watchdog groups cite as evidence that congressional ethics reforms are unraveling.

  • Seattle campaign seeks $15 minimum wage Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • As Obama's vacation ends, a tough agenda begins Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    The president faces a post-vacation agenda that includes budget battles, health-care fights, and immigration disputes, and that was before Egypt descended into chaos.

  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

  • Not again! DC braces for new debt fight Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 6:58 AM ET

    It’s been awhile since Congress created a budget crisis, but this fall is ripe with opportunity for fiscal chaos.

  • Fed's Bullard sounds caution about low inflation Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Wednesday that inflation continues to run on the low side, but it could be back.

  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.

  • Businesses claim Obamacare is forcing hour-cutting Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Luke Perfect, who works at a Subway franchise in Kennebunk, Maine, expects to have his hours cut because his employer says offering him health insurance under Obamacare's employer mandate is too expensive.

    Employers around the country say that they will be cutting workers' hours below 30 a week because they can't afford to offer the health insurance mandated by Obamacare.

  • Too early to lay out stimulus exit: Fed's Lockhart Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    US economic performance remains too mixed for Federal Reserve policymakers to lay out a detailed path for exiting the stimulus plan, a top Fed official said on Tuesday.

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