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  • WASHINGTON— Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch Brothers may end up on the losing side. Conservative Koch-backed groups are among those pushing Republican lawmakers and candidates to oppose the...

  • This table contains projected and actual enrollment figures for the newly eligible Medicaid population in the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Where available, it also provides the estimated and revised cost of paying for the program during the 2017 fiscal year, when states...

  • DOVER, N.H., July 16- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced a new plan to give businesses two-year tax credits for sharing profits with workers at a New Hampshire campaign stop Thursday. If a firm provided a $5,000 profit-sharing payment to a worker earning $50,000 per year, for example, it would receive a $750 tax credit under the...

  • DOVER, N.H., July 16- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she would phase out the extraction of fossil fuels on public lands if elected to the White House in 2016.. "We still have to run our economy, we still have to turn on the lights," Clinton told a town hall in Dover, New Hampshire.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to announce during a New Hampshire campaign stop on Thursday a plan to give businesses two-year tax credits for sharing profits with workers, detailing the first component of her economic platform aimed at raising middle-class incomes, her campaign said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to announce during a New Hampshire campaign stop on Thursday a plan to give businesses two-year tax credits for sharing profits with workers, detailing the first component of her economic platform aimed at raising middle-class incomes, her campaign said.

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumped into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, the 15th Republican to announce a presidential candidacy, has a resume...

  • MILWAUKEE, July 13- Scott Walker jumps into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Monday, needing to prove he has learned from early missteps and can appeal to voters beyond the conservatives who dominate the first nominating contest in Iowa. The Wisconsin governor, who becomes the 15th Republican to formally announce a presidential...

  • Leaders with the AFL-CIO, an umbrella group for 56 member unions representing more than 12.5 million workers, will press her on issues such as trade, infrastructure and the types of officials she would name to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. During its gathering in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 29-30, the AFL-CIO's executive council will also have...

  • From massive California to tiny New Hampshire, traffic on U.S. roads is growing at some of the fastest rates for a decade, according to state transportation agencies. Traffic in California, the largest gasoline market in the nation, rose by 2.6 percent in the 12 months to May, compared with just 0.7 percent in May 2014 and May 2013 and 1.1 percent in May 2012.

  • HUDSON, New Hampshire, July 8- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Americans should have the chance to work longer hours, a remark that drew criticism from Democrats but which he said was intended to highlight that an improved U.S. economy could create more full-time jobs. Bush told a forum hosted by the Union-Leader newspaper of Manchester that his...

  • ATHENS, June 29- Greece, at pains to protect one of the economy's only bright spots, rushed on Monday to assure tourists that their holidays would be untouched by the restrictions imposed to protect the tottering banking system. But it stressed that credit or debit cards issued abroad would be unaffected by a 60 euro per day limit on withdrawals from cash machines--...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Anthem, which runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in 14 states, disclosed on Saturday that it had offered to buy...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Her criticism on the presidential campaign trail on Monday further dimmed hopes of reviving the White House's drive for a Trans-Pacific Partnership in Congress, a key piece of legislation in Obama's second term. Obama's own Democrats derailed his push for authority to speed trade deals through Congress with a yes-or-no vote on Friday, casting doubt on the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- Hopes of reviving the White House's drive for a Pacific trade pact looked increasingly uncertain on Monday as no clear path forward for it in Congress emerged and presidential contender Hillary Clinton said her fellow Democrats' concerns with the pact were legitimate. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said key...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- A Republican businessman said on Monday he is pouring millions of dollars into a foundation that sees opportunities where the majority of his fellow party members do not: easing climate change and speeding the country's transition to clean energy. Jay Faison of Charlotte, North Carolina, has given $165 million to Clearpath, his foundation...

  • June 4- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revived discrimination claims by a former United Parcel Service Inc driver. The group of lawmakers backing the bill includes Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican from New Hampshire, but...

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...