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Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.
WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Sunday that her party would not abandon President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, despite unrelenting Republican opposition and emerging signs of market turmoil for consumers and health insurers.
Attorney Preet Bharara announced at a televised press conference on Nov. 4 that Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors would plead guilty to insider trading, two prosecutors stood quietly to his right.
California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, Ohio and Oregon said they would act on Obama's offer, announced on Thursday, to give a one-year extension to existing policies. Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island- all of which are running their own state-based insurance exchanges- said they would not.
California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Ohio said they would act on Obama's offer, announced on Thursday, to give a one-year extension to existing policies. Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island- all of which are running their own state-based insurance exchanges- said they would not.
*Ryan: Dec. 13 "not considered a hard-and-fast deadline". WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. budget negotiators said on Wednesday they were still far from an agreement and put off scheduling any other public meetings as talks to ease automatic spending cuts moved behind closed doors.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Search giant Google Inc on Wednesday warned that U.S. spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a "splinter net" that could hurt American business.
Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth and a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank boosted the dollar on Thursday and helped push oil prices to a four-month low, but stocks on both sides of the Atlantic struggled. That helped push Brent oil down $1.58 to $103.66 a barrel, while U.S. crude slipped 45 cents to $94.35.
*Brent oil slides to 4- month low at $103.52 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth, coupled with a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, pushed the dollar up and crude oil prices down on Thursday.
SALINITAS, El Salvador, Nov 6- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc, the world's biggest fair-trade coffee buyer, expects to purchase about a fifth more coffee during the new fiscal year, up from 180 million pounds last year, said a top company buyer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- The National Security Agency has tapped directly into communications links used by Google and Yahoo to move huge amounts of email and other user information among overseas data centers, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
The bill from Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, requires companies to provide specific details on what patent is infringed and how it is used when they file a lawsuit. Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, is working on the measure with his counterpart on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- As the battle in Congress over the U.S. budget grinds on, states say they may soon have to choose between putting their own dollars into federal programs for residents or letting vitally important services such as food stamps lapse.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Americans trying to find out how much health coverage will cost under Obamacare endured a third day of limited access to new online health insurance exchanges on Thursday, leading to a growing backlog of people waiting to enter the system.
BRUSSELS, Oct 3- Twenty-one Nobel laureates including South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu have written to European Union leaders urging them to implement a law that would label oil from tar sands as dirtier than other crudes.
Congressional Republicans and the White House are in a stalemate over government funding forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years and interrupting, among other government functions, the regular flow of official data on the economy.
Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.