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  • WASHINGTON— After July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and a pending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Republicans are eager to avoid another Capitol Hill mess as they struggle to hang onto control of Congress and try to take back the White House next year.

  • WASHINGTON— Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." It's a modest step, consumer advocates say, that will probably succeed in shutting down the most obviously fraudulent programs, often criminal justice and medical training programs that can cost...

  • WASHINGTON— Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which...

  • June 8- With the Obama administration preparing to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay, Republicans in Congress have set a hearing for this week to highlight claims by business owners who say the move could kill jobs and spark more lawsuits. The U.S. Department of Labor last month submitted a draft proposal to raise the annual income cap from...

  • Sen. Alexander to receive 'Order of Rising Sun' Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:05 PM ET

    Alexander will receive the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" Wednesday evening from Motohiko Kato, the consul general of Japan in Nashville. While Alexander was Tennessee governor and economic competition between the U.S. and Japan was tense in the early 1980 s, he led numerous trade missions to Japan.

  • Southern auto industry wary of Mexican competition Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    Bill Haslam was asked at the Southern Automotive Conference on Thursday about what steps are being taken to keep investments from moving abroad, especially in light of a recent decision by German automaker Audi to build its first North American plant in Mexico. Audi is a Volkswagen subsidiary.