March 7- Close-out retailer Big Lots Inc said same-store sales would stop falling in the current fiscal year as its investments to boost sales start paying off.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The Obama administration's tricky final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is several months away, guaranteeing that the project dividing many Democratic voters will be an issue in the midterm elections that could determine control of the U.S. Congress.
WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama's renewed pitch for legislation to wind down mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is unlikely to break a political log-jam that threatens to put the goal out of reach- at least while he's in office.
WASHINGTON, Jan 28- President Barack Obama renewed his call on Tuesday to wind down mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and revamp the housing finance system to include a more limited government backstop.
WASHINGTON, Jan 28- President Barack Obama will renew his call on Tuesday to wind down mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and revamp the housing finance system to include a more limited government backstop, the White House said.
WASHINGTON, Dec 19- Despite opposition from the Obama administration, 26 U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to impose new sanctions on Iran if the country breaks an interim deal under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program.
*Watt will replace FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco. WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Representative Mel Watt to lead the agency that regulates taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, providing greater leeway for the Obama administration's mortgage aid initiatives.
WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee appear unlikely to meet their goal of producing a bill by year-end that would wind down major mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, given the shrinking timeline and the tricky politics.
GENEVA, Nov 7- Iran and six world powers appeared to be edging towards a deal on its disputed nuclear activity on Thursday, citing progress in negotiations building on a diplomatic opening from Tehran, although it cautioned that the discussions were "tough".
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Top Obama administration officials have been pushing U.S. lawmakers hard to hold off on new sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, but some key lawmakers said on Wednesday they had not yet been convinced to support a delay.
WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Twitter's use of a confidential initial public offering filing has reignited a debate about a 2012 U.S. law that critics say denies investors time to digest a company's financial information and erodes the widely-held value of market transparency.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- South Dakota's largest city is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, a legend in state's political history who died Sunday at age 90..