It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the New York Times reports.» Read More
WASHINGTON-- The Federal Reserve reports how much consumers borrowed in October. The report will be released at 3 p.m. EST Friday. BORROWING MORE: The forecast is that consumer borrowing rose $13.9 billion in October compared with September when borrowing had increased $13.7 billion.
WASHINGTON-- The Commerce Department reports how much consumers spent and earned in October. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST Friday. MODEST GAINS: The forecast is that consumers increased spending 0.2 percent compared with September, according to a survey by FactSet.
A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m. Eastern; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m..
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The United States urged Europe and Asia to match its efforts to make the financial industry safer, saying on Thursday it likely had done enough to ensure taxpayers will not have to bail out banks again in future crises.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The founder of a U.S. Navy contractor from Georgia must serve three years in prison for his part in a kickback scheme that cost the Navy $18 million, a federal judge in Rhode Island ordered Wednesday.
AMMAN, Dec 5- Armed with machine guns, black-clad al Qaeda fighters drove their pick-ups calmly into the northern Syrian town and took over its imposing agriculture ministry building.
The EPA has already published draft regulations that would limit greenhouse emissions from new coal plants to no more than 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.
Warren has repeatedly denied she's interested in campaigning for the White House, but liberal Democratic activists have continued to speculate about a possible Warren presidential bid. Speaking to reporters in Boston after a meeting with the city's Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, Warren vowed to serve out the remainder of her term.
WASHINGTON-- The Commerce Department reports on orders placed with U.S. factories in October. The report will be released at 10 a.m. Eastern Thursday. OCTOBER LOSS: Economists forecast that orders fell 1 percent in October compared with September, according to a survey by FactSet.
The suit on behalf of the family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight was filed Wednesday morning in federal court in Tampa. Mary DeLorenzo Knight was one of 12 people killed by Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16 before he was killed in a shootout with police. Navy officials have said they found no record that the company alerted the Navy about his mental health.
Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
WASHINGTON-- The Commerce Department issues its second of three estimates on how fast the U.S. economy grew in the July-September quarter. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. SLIGHTLY FASTER: Analysts forecast that third-quarter growth will be revised to a 3.1 percent annual rate, according to a survey by FactSet.
WASHINGTON-- The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. SOLID JOB GAINS: The decline in layoffs should help boost job gains at a time when hiring has accelerated.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower the amount of biofuel that must be used in 2014 will air their grievances on Thursday in one of the most divisive policy debates of the year.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that China's announcement of an air defence identification zone over the East China Sea had caused apprehension in the region, and that he was firm about the U.S. stance on the move during talks in Beijing.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that China's recent announcement of an air defence identification zone over the East China Sea had caused apprehension in the region, and that he was firm about the U.S. stance on the move during talks in Beijing.
WASHINGTON-- The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it reached a $1.25 million settlement with a division of Johnson& Johnson over allegations that it knowingly shipped faulty sterilization equipment used by hospitals.
Researchers at New York University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 96 metropolitan areas across the United States to see how a lack of economic integration within cities affects people's economic fortunes.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Three Wall Street trade groups sued the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday to rescind tough overseas trading guidelines they fear could hurt markets and cut profits.