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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval likely within days, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

  • MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan 26- Over the past year Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, has worked his way down a checklist of items commonly associated with a run at the U.S. presidency. Senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.

  • Jan 15- A year after agreeing to a multi-billion dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP is aggressively challenging terms of the deal in a legal strategy that could backfire with the judge who will rule on the company's potentially hefty federal fines.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Congress' new spending bill would restore more than $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to Egypt, which had been largely cut off after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last summer.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor on the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.

  • The Post reported that the U.S. government will instead sign a new contract with Accenture. But the government's dissatisfaction over the website's early crashes, as well as aspects of the site that still do not work, are behind plans to sign a one-year contract with Accenture instead, the Post report said, quoting a person familiar with the matter.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- A Democratic U.S. senator leading the charge to pass new sanctions on Iran despite objections from the Obama administration said on Friday the measure is a "diplomatic insurance policy" to push Tehran to comply with agreements to curtail its nuclear program.

  • CGI says contract over HealthCare.Gov to end in Feb Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 10- CGI Group Inc's contract with the U.S. government over the federal HealthCare.Gov website will end next month, the company said on Friday.

  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, at an event at the Brookings Institute in Washington, stated her full support for easing restrictions on crude oil exports as the United States reaches record levels of production.

  • Chinese recycling tycoon seeks to acquire the NYT Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Chen Guangbiao, Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources.

    An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times.

  • BEIJING, Dec 31- An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times Co.. Chen Guangbiao, a well-known philanthropist, is something of a celebrity in China.

  • Dec 27- The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says.

  • Mission accomplished, says Snowden - Washington Post Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 11:29 PM ET

    Dec 24- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by the U.S. spy agency, said in an interview published on Tuesday that he has accomplished what he set out to do. "For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished," he told the Washington Post.

  • U.S. stocks fall.

  • NSA may have penetrated Internet cable links Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    How on earth did the National Security Agency get data from Yahoo and Google without them knowing about it? The New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay $1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter.

  • Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results due to the addition of more corporate and government customers, and raised its full-year revenue forecast. Splunk shares rose 9 percent in extended trading. Splunk won 207 deals worth more than $100,000 each in the quarter, including a deal from Intuit Inc..

  • Nov 18- Washington Post Co is changing its name to Graham Holdings Co after it sold the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos. The company's symbol on the New York Stock Exchange will change to "GHC" from Nov. 29, Washington Post Co said on Monday.

  • Chief Executive Mike Perlis, in a memo to employees on Friday, said the company had hired Deutsche Bank to explore a sale of the company founded by financial newspaper columnist B.C. Forbes in 1917..

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