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WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. "Ding Dong...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and extending overtime protection to about 5 million workers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department is proposing to make up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime in its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers. An official familiar with the proposal, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to avoid pre-empting an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the Senate votes to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday. "Looks to me like they have the votes, and I'm going to give them the opportunity," McConnell, who...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the votes to revive it, and he'll give them the opportunity to so. The Kentucky Republican, who opposes the bank, tells The Associated Press that proponents of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. The Republican led a bipartisan delegation of House members...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President Barack...