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  • WASHINGTON— With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. The Senate was beginning a spring recess after approving the measure, leaving Congress' two GOP- run chambers to negotiate a...

  • Senate OKs budget plan; battles with White House loom Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and repeal the health care law. Separately, legislation to stabilize the system for paying...

  • March 26- A former LPL Financial LLC broker who borrowed nearly $2.3 million from clients to build a vacation rental property in Hawaii has been permanently barred from the securities industry in a settlement reached with Wall Street's watchdog. Raymond Daniel Schmidt, who was affiliated with the unit of LPL Financial Holdings Inc in Oceanside, California,...

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • Years later, the Harvard Medical School researcher now tries to spur conversations about what care patients want during life's final chapter through videos that illustrate different options. Most Americans say they'd prefer to die at home, with treatment to free them from pain, but the prestigious Institute of Medicine says the reality too often is unwanted...

  • March 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a lawsuit by singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren and his wife Michele accusing JPMorgan Chase of wrongfully attempting to foreclose on the couple's Kilauea, Hawaii home. JPMorgan spokesman Jason Lobo declined comment. The Rundgrens' dispute stems from a $3 million refinancing loan the couple arranged...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • Hawaii property where "Magnum, P.I." filmed sold Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:04 AM ET

    An attorney for President Barack Obama's close friend Marty Nesbitt said Thursday that his client bought the property. The 3- acre property is in Waimanalo, next to the town of Kailua where the Obama family has spent the winter holidays in recent years. He is currently the chairman of the Barack Obama Foundation, which will build the president's future library.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, asking a judge to force the Transportation Security Administration to divulge how it runs the programs and the results they have achieved since they began in 2003.. "What we know about SPOT suggests it's a waste of taxpayer money, leads to racial...

  • Honda adds 105,000 vehicles to driver's air bag recall Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Honda says it's the first recall of 2008 Pilots for potential problems with driver's air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. With the added vehicles, Honda has now recalled 5.5 million Honda and Acura cars and SUVs nationwide from the 2001 to 2011 model years because of the air bag problems. Honda says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that it...

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on latest leg Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:58 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— A solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey took off Thursday from the northern Indian town of Varanasi and was headed for its next stop in Myanmar. The journey of the world's first aircraft powered by solar energy began in Abu Dhabi on March 9, when Borschberg flew the first leg of the trip from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Oman.

  • Only a quarter expect sales to increase if a Trans-Pacific Partnership pact is realized, while 2 percent fear they will be negatively affected, according to the Reuters Corporate Survey released on Tuesday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would link a dozen Asia-Pacific economies by eliminating trade barriers and harmonizing regulations, in a pact...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said on Monday he is making progress with his Democratic colleagues on a bill to streamline the passage of free-trade deals through Congress. "We're making headway," Hatch told reporters. Hatch has been negotiating with the panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden, and the Republican...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 18 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed& Farewell, El Paso" before a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch- 0000 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Global Macroeconomics Conference- 0130...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 17 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club 2015 Economic Breakfast- 1400 GMT. KANSAS CITY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 15 Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Economist's Insurance Summit 2015- 0910 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Anthony Habgood and Governor Mark Carney appears before Treasury Select Committee- Grabiner Report- 1000 GMT. LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 12 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, former Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke and Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso participate in the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum 2015 Annual Conference sponsored by the...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 10 Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook before the 2015 Banking Outlook Conference- 1800 GMT. LONDON- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher gives a lecture on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed: Through the Financial Crisis" at event hosted by the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 24- A meeting aimed at sealing a Pacific trade deal has been called for April, Mexico's economy minister said on Tuesday, adding he was hopeful it would be finalized in the next few months. "I am very optimistic that there will be good news for the TPP in the first half of this year," Mexico's Ildefonso Guajardo told Reuters. On Jan. 22, Guajardo said a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 24- A meeting aimed at sealing a Pacific trade deal has been called for April, Mexico's economy minister said on Tuesday, adding he was optimistic it would be finalized in the first half of 2015.. "I am very optimistic that there will be good news for the TPP in the first half of this year," Ildefonso Guajardo told Reuters, referring to the Trans-Pacific...