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Oct 31, 2013 at 7:45 AM
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very fewer workers.
Oct 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM
President Obama has fallen to second place in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's most powerful people - trailing Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Republican Sen. John McCain says he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016, the year he turns 80.
Oct 22, 2013 at 8:05 AM
Employers added a disappointing 148,000 jobs in September, extending a summer slowdown in payroll growth. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2% from 7.3%, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

Oct 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the fight over government spending
pushed the country near the brink of default and the lesson has to be
that it can't happen again.
Oct 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown.
Oct 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Is Washington the Grinch who stole Christmas?
Oct 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's optimistic that Congress will pass a farm bill this year.
Oct 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM
President Obama said Thursday there have been "no winners" in the government shutdown dispute, and lawmakers will have to work hard to regain the trust of Americans.
Oct 17, 2013 at 7:23 AM
As the battle over the government shutdown and debt ceiling barreled toward a culminating point this week, President Obama stepped back from a debate that seemed to grow more chaotic by the day.
Oct 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.
Oct 16, 2013 at 8:04 PM
President Barack Obama is thanking Democratic and Republican leaders in
the Senate for passing a deal to end the partial government shutdown and
avert a default.
Oct 16, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Lawmakers scrambled into action as soon as the news broke that Senate Majority and Minority Leaders
had reached an agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the
debt ceiling.
Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 AM
The nation is now one day away from a potentially disastrous default as the partial government shutdown begins Day 16. Financial markets are in wait-and-see mode as all eyes turn to the Senate.
Oct 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is closing its regulatory
offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin because of the federal government