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Fed Launches Bank-Supervision Review

November 21, 2014 - 3:43am
The Federal Reserve launched a sweeping review of how it supervises big banks amid growing criticism that its process for policing Wall Street isn’t effective and stifles internal dissent.

Iran, West Race to Forge Nuclear Deal

November 21, 2014 - 1:15am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna, seeking to advance nuclear talks with Iran amid growing signs a deal could prove elusive before the Nov. 24 deadline.

U.S. Overstates Health-Care Enrollees

November 20, 2014 - 9:24pm
The Obama administration said it recently overstated how many people had paid-up health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges because of the incorrect inclusion of dental coverage sign-ups.

U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged in October

November 20, 2014 - 9:14pm
U.S. consumer prices held steady last month, the latest sign of weak inflation at home amid soft energy prices and slow growth abroad.

'Dreamers' Vow to Fight On for Their Parents

November 20, 2014 - 9:11pm
Many ‘Dreamers,’ upset that their parents aren’t included in President Barack Obama’s plan, have vowed to continue the fight for further changes in immigration policy.

Keystone's Fate May Lie Not in D.C., but Nebraska

November 20, 2014 - 7:09pm
Disgruntled rural landowners are challenging a state law passed in 2012 that Nebraska officials used to approve the pipeline’s path through their property.

NSA Director Warns of 'Dramatic' Cyberattack in Next Decade

November 20, 2014 - 6:48pm
The director of the National Security Agency issued strong warnings Thursday about cyberthreats emerging from other countries against networks running critical U.S. infrastructure systems.

Immigration Plan Seen Affecting Wages, Jobs

November 20, 2014 - 6:28pm
President Obama’s move to offer legal-worker status to undocumented immigrants will send unpredictable ripples through the economy, prompting many to seek higher paying jobs and heightening wage competition, economists say.

Ex-CEO Pleads Not Guilty in Mine Blast

November 20, 2014 - 6:22pm
A criminal case against former coal-mining executive Don Blankenship is already generating controversy after a judge imposed a broad gag order to find an impartial jury for the trial.

Snowstorms Pound Buffalo Again

November 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo, N.Y., piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nine feet of snow on the ground when it is all done.

Republicans Unsure of Response to Immigration Plan

November 20, 2014 - 5:21pm
Republicans nearly unanimously agree the president’s solo action on immigration will be a mistake. But there is no such consensus yet on how they will respond to it.

Democrats Press White House on CIA Interrogation Program Report

November 20, 2014 - 3:12pm
Democratic senators pressed the White House Thursday over negotiations on the release of a report criticizing the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation program.

Mike Nichols, Stage and Screen Director, Dies at 83

November 20, 2014 - 2:46pm
Mike Nichols, who staged numerous plays and directed ‘The Graduate’ (1967) and Angels in America (2003), has died at 83.

New Storm Bears Down on Buffalo

November 20, 2014 - 2:01pm
The new storm could mean that Erie County, in western New York state, could get smacked with a total of eight feet of snow this week.

As Deadline Looms, Lawmakers Wary Of Iran Talks

November 20, 2014 - 1:59pm
U.S. lawmakers urged the Obama administration to increase consultations with Congress over any potential nuclear deal with Iran and Western powers as talks approached a Monday deadline.

Takata Learned Early of Air-Bag Woes

November 20, 2014 - 10:38am
The quality chief of the Japanese auto-parts supplier at the center of a massive auto recall said it first learned of problems with its air bags in May 2005 but didn’t start its investigation or warn car makers until two years later. 

Senate Report: Banks Had Unfair Commodity-Market Advantages

November 20, 2014 - 9:15am
A two-year Senate investigation of commodity-market activities at big Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase found the firms compromised market integrity.

Poll Finds Americans Want Parties to Work Together

November 20, 2014 - 8:39am
Americans are largely pleased with the outcome of this month’s midterm elections but have little faith that Republican gains in the House and Senate will prompt the two parties to work more closely to solve the nation’s problems, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.