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Contribution Limits to Super PACs Overturned in New York

1 hour 57 min ago
A federal judge on Thursday overturned New York's cap on contributions to groups known as super PACs, saying it violates a 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited spending in elections.

Amazon Tries Its Own Deliveries

2 hours 11 min ago
Amazon is testing its own delivery network for the final leg of a package's journey to consumers, putting it closer to same-day shipping.

North Carolina Judge Puts Teachers' Tenure Law In Question

2 hours 19 min ago
A North Carolina judge has given two school districts temporary reprieve from part of a new law that ends teacher tenure, potentially upending the controversial policy a year after it was adopted by state lawmakers.

Durables Orders Rise 2.6%

2 hours 21 min ago
Demand for big-ticket factory goods rose steadily in March, suggesting the economy is emerging from a winter slump.

VA Expands Probe of Phoenix Hospital

2 hours 22 min ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it has expanded an investigation of a Phoenix hospital where a whistleblower alleges that as many as 40 veterans died amid lengthy waits for appointments.

Radioactive Release at New Mexico Site Called 'Preventable'

2 hours 23 min ago
A radioactive release above ground during a February accident at an underground federal nuclear-waste repository in New Mexico was 'preventable,' according to an Energy Department report.

White House Warns Bill Would Crimp Food Aid

2 hours 32 min ago
A little-noticed provision in a bill passed by the House this month calls for relying more on U.S.-flagged ships to deliver food aid to foreign countries—a change backed by labor groups and criticized by the White House.

Reid Becomes GOP Campaign Fixture

2 hours 40 min ago
Harry Reid, the Senate's top Democrat, is playing a starring role in campaign ads and fundraising pitches across the country—but on behalf of Republicans.

Costly Hepatitis Drugs Vex Prisons

2 hours 47 min ago
The high price of new hepatitis C drugs is keeping them out of reach of many inmates, limiting the ability to cure the disease in one of the nation's largest infected populations.

GM Confirms Probes Under Way

5 hours 33 min ago
GM confirmed in a government filing that it is under investigation by federal prosecutors, the SEC, a state attorney general, Congress and the NHTSA for its handling of a recent rash of recalls.

FCC Easing Up on 'Net Neutrality'

5 hours 46 min ago
Regulators are proposing rules on Internet traffic that would let broadband providers charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes.

E-Cigarettes Face Regulations

7 hours 50 min ago
The FDA proposed the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval.

Easing on Deportations Expected to Be Modest

9 hours 11 min ago
Any easing of deportations is expected to be modest after the Obama administration's current review of immigration policies, a senior administration official said.

Ukraine Calls on U.S, Europe to Harden Russia Sanctions

9 hours 25 min ago
Ukraine's interim government on Thursday called for the U.S. and European Union to impose broad sectorial sanctions on Russia "as quickly as possible" in response to what Kiev says are the Kremlin's escalating efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine.

Two Small Businesses Adapt to Health Law

10 hours 56 min ago
Many small businesses won a reprieve from having to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act until 2015 or later. But the law is already having a lasting impact on how lots of owners choose to run their companies.

U.S. Jobless Claims Jump by 24,000

12 hours 10 min ago
The number of Americans filing for new unemployment benefits jumped last week, a sign layoffs have increased since touching a seven-year low earlier this month.

Sky Is Limit for Air Rights

12 hours 26 min ago
The average price paid in Manhattan for the transfer of air rights—the undeveloped space above a building—rose 47% in 2013 from the previous year, according to a report.

Obama, Abe Deliver Common Message

13 hours 55 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged from talks with a commitment to continue efforts on a broad trade deal and an affirmation from the U.S. that the countries' mutual security treaty applies to islands at the center of territorial dispute.

Obama Urges Clemency for More Prisoners

14 hours 48 min ago
Thousands of federal prison inmates could seek early release under details of a new, long-awaited clemency program unveiled by the Obama administration.

Apple Moves to Reward Investors

15 hours 48 min ago
Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.