WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The U.S. unemployment rate could fall substantially early next year as belt-tightening in Washington throws more than a million long-term unemployed Americans off the benefit rolls.» Read More
CHICAGO, Oct 17- Do you need an MBA degree to figure out the new health insurance exchanges? "Most people had trouble combining the policy premium, co-pay and deductible to understand their total likely cost," said Eric Johnson, director of the Center for the Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School and co-author of the study.
WASHINGTON, Oct 13- Veteran and Tea Party groups protested the U.S. government shutdown in Washington on Sunday, taking down barricades around the World War Two memorial on the National Mall before marching to the gates of the White House.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A month before election day, environmentalists urged biotechnology companies and a food industry group to stop pouring money into a campaign against a proposed food-labeling law in Washington state. In that case, groups opposed to labeling, including Monsanto Co and PepsiCo, spent about $46 million on an advertising blitz.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama began inviting lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday for meetings to discuss the government shutdown and raising the debt limit.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday families of troops who die during the government shutdown will receive a death benefit payment, despite legal restrictions on the Pentagon, thanks to a deal reached with a private charity.
Oct 8- Tens of thousands of uninsured people have begun to sign up for health coverage through online Obamacare private insurance marketplaces in California and New York, officials said on Tuesday, while problems still plagued the federal online system.
PARIS, Oct 8- The practice of funnelling money to tax-free or low-tax countries such as Switzerland in order to avoid paying more punitive taxes at home is finished, the head of French bank Societe Generale said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7- Airbnb, a red hot online accommodations service, may have to disclose user data to the government, possibly to the detriment of its customers' privacy and its own business prospects.
WASHINGTON, Oct 4- Eager to exploit divisions among Republicans, Democrats have hammered the message that the U.S. government shutdown is the work of a small segment of House of Representatives Republicans on the far right.
*Groups like Club for Growth gain prominence with GOP. As the shutdown of the government approaches its third day, business leaders and groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are worried about the economic implications of a standoff over the debt limit, but their pleas have not moved the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to action.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- President Barack Obama visits a local college on Thursday to promote his signature healthcare program as it nears a critical enrollment phase, even as the law faces stiff political opposition and a wary public.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 26- California's non-solar homeowners are paying a growing share of maintaining the power grid under a controversial state policy, while ratepayers with solar rooftops are paying less, a report commissioned by the state's utility regulator said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 24- There are signs that the conservative Tea Party movement has pushed other Republicans in the U.S. Congress too far and that a counter-revolt may be brewing.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- Former Lehman Brothers President Joseph Gregory, who often commuted by helicopter to work before his bank went bust, is auctioning off a collection of centuries old furniture and artwork from his Long Island mansion which sold in June.
The recent bankruptcy of Longview, a highly efficient West Virginia coal plant, is an example of the pressures already facing the industry. When the Longview plant went into operation in 2011- the first new coal plant to go online in West Virginia in 18 years- its owners wanted to show that there is a future role for coal in the U.S. energy mix.
Still grieving, Alarconciles now questions her decision to leave her native Bolivia for Brazil, where salaries can be many times higher but poor immigrants often must settle for work in sweatshops. As the economy boomed, the "Brazilian dream" became a magnet for workers from poorer Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Peru and even faraway Haiti.
MIAMI, Aug 31- Florida's leading health insurer is reaching out to hundreds of thousands of state residents, touting temporary relief from what it describes as an imminent spike in premium rates due to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Fast-food workers went on strike and protested outside McDonald's, Burger King and other restaurants in 60 U.S. cities on Thursday, in the largest protest of an almost year-long campaign to raise service sector wages.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S. cities on Thursday in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector.