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  • Hillary Clinton book to be released June 10 Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:52 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for U.S. workers.

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. In a Senate chamber speech, Reid noted that Koch Industries benefited from a temporary provision of the health care law.

  • S&P lowers rating on Caesars Entertainment Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday lowered its rating for Caesars Entertainment Corp. and said that it is more likely that the casino operator will need to undergo a restructuring. The Las Vegas- based company, which runs the Caesars, Harrah's, and Horseshoe brands, has struggled since the recession, and has not posted a profit since 2009..

  • Jury awards George Wallace $1.3M in Vegas lawsuit Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Nevada jury on Tuesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to comedian George Wallace for a leg injury he said he suffered while performing at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2007..

  • Clinton urges tech leaders to invest in training Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they would have a better case if they also funded college-based training programs for U.S. workers.

  • Unemployment benefits bill headed to House Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:37 AM ET

    They released their letter as the Senate voted 59-38 for the bill. The outlook remains cloudy, though, for legislation that took three months to move through the Senate. Jack Reed, D- R.I., and Dean Heller, R- Nev., the bill's leading supporters, said they were willing to consider changes in hopes of securing passage in a highly reluctant House.

  • Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.

  • "The Senate just took action on a bipartisan bill" to renew unemployment insurance Obama said in a Twitter message. Shortly after the Senate vote, seven House Republican wrote party leadership, asking that a House vote be held on the bill or on a similar measure.

  • Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

  • Car rental companies ramp up exotic offerings Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Car rental companies hoping to attract wealthy travelers and tourists on a splurge are adding exotic cars alongside practical Toyotas and Fords. Hertz launched its line of Dream Cars last summer in 35 locations, while Enterprise offers its Exotic Car Collection at 13 sites and plans to open two more later this spring.

  • Theater's power couple: Diane Paulus, Randy Weiner Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— She's the darling of Broadway. He's the champion of cutting-edge theater in New York. Paulus and Weiner were high-school sweethearts, both graduates of Harvard University who return to teach.

  • MACAU, April 7- As the world's gambling capital Macau races to open more than 17,000 new hotel rooms over the next three years to keep pace with a flood of Chinese visitors, only about 4,000 affordable homes for locals are expected to be built in the same period.

  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • Tetris in the sky: Gamers play on Philly building Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game on the side of the 29- story Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia.

  • Tension growing between ranchers, mustang backers Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming.

  • Philly skyscraper-sized Tetris game wows hundreds Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- In Indianapolis, an open house event tends to draw 10 people on a good day. "The realtor was dumbfounded," said Block, vice president of lending at Austin, Texas- based Open Mortgages, which has branches near Indianapolis.

  • "Companies are really digging in on identifying what areas it makes sense to focus their benefits programs," said Robert Newbury, director at pay consulting firm Towers Watson.

  • North Las Vegas, Nevada, facing insolvency -Fitch Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    April 3- The city of North Las Vegas is nearing insolvency and could default on some of its $436 million of outstanding debt, Fitch Ratings warned on Thursday. City Councilman Wade W. Wagner is "cautiously optimistic" that North Las Vegas will pass a balanced budget, he told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- General Motors Co came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes, as a U.S. Senate hearing opened on Wednesday with accusations that the company fostered "a culture of cover-up."

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