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  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Sen. Cruz: Life is harder under Obama economy     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), addresses a decrease in the labor force participation rate and wage stagnation.

  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Bank on it: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, shares his thoughts on the possibility of Jeb Bush entering the 2016 presidential election.

  • Hillary in 2016? She's in the majority: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Jimmy Williams, Blue Nationreview executive editor, discusses what to expect if the Republicans take the Senate in the midterm elections. Also a look at Hillary Clinton's views on various political issues.

  • Democratic areas win more transportation grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Just 33 percent of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants were awarded to GOP- held districts. Republicans claim GOP- represented areas have been shortchanged every year since the TIGER grants were established in 2009 as a small part of President Barack Obama's $840 billion stimulus package to help bring the U.S. economy out of a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- A push to reform Phoenix's retirement system has become the latest front in a battle between union-backed groups and a Texas hedge fund billionaire over the future of America's public pensions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, much of it anonymous out-of-state money, has been flowing to backers of a November 4 ballot initiative in Phoenix...

  • Oct 29- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell International Inc to stop the company from imposing penalties on employees who refuse to undergo testing under its corporate wellness program. Honeywell employees could be penalized up to $4,000 each, through surcharges and lost contributions to health plans, if they or their...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- U.S. businesses urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to make a case for fast-track authority on trade agreements before his upcoming trip to Asia, which is seen as an opportunity to push a Pacific trade deal. A bipartisan bill on so-called trade promotion authority, which allows lawmakers to set priorities for trade deals in return for a...

  • US agency sues Honeywell over wellness testing Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell to stop it from imposing penalties on employees who refuse certain wellness tests.

  • President Barack Obama' s signature healthcare law has declined among Americans, and the outcome of the November midterm elections will likely shape the future direction of Obamacare, a Harvard University analysis shows. The review by the Harvard School of Public Health of 27 public opinion polls by 14 organizations, published on Wednesday in the New England...

  • Obama pushes against mandatory Ebola quarantines Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    A screen image showing President Barack Obama speaking to ebola health care workers, Wednesday.

    President Barack Obama spoke after meeting with doctors and officials involved in the fight against Ebola.

  • Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Randall Larsen, the former executive director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Health and Human Services preparedness office. "It was recognized that there would be a dual benefit from research on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to counter bioterror threats and emerging infectious diseases," said...

  • Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law. The challengers are appealing a unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations...

  • Small business divided over minimum wage votes Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day. Minimum wage referendums are on Tuesday's ballots in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota, where minimums range from $6.25 to $8.25 an hour. Ken Jarosch thinks he'll have to raise prices and hire fewer part-timers for his Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Jarosch Bakery if the state's...

  • Obama's approval rating on Wall Street: 17% Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    A new poll reveals just how serious Wall Street's dissatisfaction with Obama is ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Oct 29- U.S. health insurer WellPoint Inc on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as its medical costs stayed low, and it forecast continued earnings growth in 2015.. Some hospitals have said customers are have more procedures because of a turn in the economy, while others have cited new insurance and Medicaid plans offered under...

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • DENVER, Oct 29- Green billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to make the November congressional elections about climate change. But NextGen and other green groups are not talking about climate change as much as one would expect. NextGen and other green groups say they're simply doing what it takes to elect the candidates they support.

  • Election money reaches record levels     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group CEO, and Thomas "Mack" McLarty, former Clinton chief of staff, discuss the battle for the balance of power on Capitol Hill and whether both parties will be able to reach across the aisle and work with each other after the midterm elections.

  • Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush in 2016?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Ken Duberstein, The Duberstein Group CEO, and Thomas "Mack" McLarty, former Clinton chief of staff, share their thoughts on the likely candidates for the 2016 presidential elections.