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  • How well did the Fed's stimulus work? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. Now, $4 trillion later, QE is drawing to a close, so the question is: Did it work? "Look at us now," says Anthony Chan, chief economist for Chase Private Client in New York.

  • Health workers use Tabasco for Ebola training Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:14 PM ET
    A bottle of Tabasco sauce is shown during an event in New Orleans.

    Health workers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are using Tabasco sauce to train for Ebola patient care.

  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure, was gently teased by Cuomo, who announced a design competition to modernize John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as well as...

  • Ebola lawsuits would face high hurdles in Texas Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 6- Potential suits against the Dallas, Texas hospital that sent home a patient later diagnosed with Ebola face long odds in the face of state medical malpractice laws. Texas tort-reform measures have made it one of the hardest places in the United States to sue over medical errors, especially those that occurred in the emergency room, according to...

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that...

  • The Spanish nurse infected by Ebola is moved by ambulance to Carlos III Hospital from Alcorcon Hospital on October 8, 2014 in Alcorcon, Spain.

    A nurse in Spain has become the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa, as an NBC News freelancer arrived in Nebraska for treatment.

  • WASHINGTON/ DALLAS, Oct 6- Federal officials and airlines are discussing whether U.S. airports should screen passengers to identify people who might have Ebola, but the White House on Monday said a ban on travel from West African countries would slow the fight against the virus. "What we're looking to do is review these screening measures," White House spokesman...

  • DALLAS, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil was in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • *Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."

  • SAN ANTONIO, Sept 22- Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.

  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on felony charges Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Gov. Rick Perry's mug shot after he was booked on abuse of power charges on Aug. 19, 2014.

    Rick Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, reported to the Travis County Courthouse on Tuesday

  • Rick Perry answers charges against him     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted yesterday by a grand jury that said he abused his office. Perry says he stood up for the rule of law and would do it again.

  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:05 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors.

  • SAN ANTONIO, Aug 4- Privately owned SpaceX will submit an application to build a commercial launch facility near the Texas border city of Brownsville after winning approval for the plan from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the company said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Gas-rich states such as Texas should have the easiest time complying with planned Environmental Protection Agency regulations on carbon pollution from power plants, despite opposition from their lawmakers, a new study says.

  • Lawmaker: Texas sending 1,000 troops to border Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Katrina moment? Obama to skip border while in Texas Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Detainees are escorted as hundreds of mostly Central American children are being held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection center in Nogales, Ariz., on June 18, 2014.

    President Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas.

  • No oops about it: Perry has dominated Top States Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Texas Governor Rick Perry

    No governor is as closely linked with America's Top States for Business as Rick Perry. Texas has dominated, even if it's not No. 1 in 2014.