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Pension Funds Eye Reducing Hedge-Fund Investments

October 19, 2014 - 7:22pm
Pension-fund managers across the U.S. are rethinking their investments in hedge funds in the wake of a retreat by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Voter-ID Fight Pushed Past November

October 19, 2014 - 5:03pm
A U.S. Supreme Court order let Texas apply its strict voter-identification law for the midterm elections, but bigger battles over state ID requirements loom.

Lehman Brothers, J.P. Morgan Repo-Market Lawsuit Resumes

October 19, 2014 - 4:37pm
Lawyers for the postbankruptcy estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings and J.P. Morgan are still battling in a crisis-era lawsuit over what Lehman claims was the bank’s “voracious” cash grab in the investment bank’s final days.

California Aims to Lure Movie Industry Back

October 19, 2014 - 4:12pm
California is hoping to conjure some real-life jobs in the smoke-and-mirrors world of visual effects for movies and television shows—part of the state’s latest attempt to win back its most famous industry.

Ebola Travel Ban May Bring Other Troubles

October 19, 2014 - 3:19pm
The U.S. government has options for restricting travel from the West African nations suffering most from Ebola, but none would fully prevent the virus from entering the country and all would bring complications.

Ebola Unease Hangs Over Dallas

October 19, 2014 - 2:53pm
As the monitoring period winds down for some people exposed to a Liberian man who died of Ebola, local officials in Dallas are trying to calm a city that remains on edge.

Ebola Unease Hangs Over Dallas

October 19, 2014 - 11:50am
As the monitoring period winds down for some people exposed to a Liberian man who died of Ebola, local officials in Dallas tried to calm a city that remains on edge.

GOP Candidate Unsettles Colorado Democrats

October 19, 2014 - 11:03am
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner isn’t the Senate candidate Colorado Democrats were expecting Sen. Mark Udall to face.

Cruise Passenger Tests Negative for Ebola

October 19, 2014 - 8:37am
A Dallas health-care worker who was monitored for Ebola aboard a Carnival cruise ship has tested negative for the virus and is headed home.

High Court Allows Texas Use of New Voter ID Law

October 19, 2014 - 5:51am
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas to enforce its voter identification law for the Nov. 4 midterm elections, denying emergency requests from the Obama administration.

Transit Agencies Put Land Deals on Fast Track

October 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
The nation’s transit agencies are developing large-scale rent-producing developments, including hotels, apartment buildings and shopping malls, around their rail hubs.

Obama Says U.S. Can Prevent Ebola Outbreak

October 18, 2014 - 9:06pm
President Barack Obama said the U.S. may see more isolated cases of Ebola but that he remained confident the country could prevent a serious outbreak of the deadly disease.

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest

October 18, 2014 - 3:53pm
The Ebola outbreak has created an urgency for pharmaceutical companies and health officials to produce drugs to treat the disease.

Yellen Decries Wealth Disparity

October 18, 2014 - 10:19am
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said rising inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. was impeding the economic mobility at the heart of American values.

On the Trail, Clinton Tests Messages

October 18, 2014 - 5:23am
In stumping for Democratic candidates, former secretary of state tries out messages that would likely surface in her own potential campaign for the White House.

In Healing City, Some See New Scar

October 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
A half-built jail in downtown Detroit has emerged as a symbol of alleged corruption, cost overruns and a brewing spat between elected officials and one of the city’s biggest boosters.

Obama to Name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

October 17, 2014 - 8:15pm
President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, as the administration’s “Ebola czar,’’ an official said.

Gay Marriage Makes Strides in Seven More States

October 17, 2014 - 8:03pm
The Obama administration said Friday it will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven additional states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.