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Big Business Boosts a Democratic Senator

April 22, 2014 - 5:32pm
America's biggest businesses are trying to help Republicans win control of the Senate this year. But in a crucial race in Louisiana, they are doing all they can to help Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

April 22, 2014 - 4:15pm
Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.

Judges Consider What Defines Insider Trading

April 22, 2014 - 4:02pm
A panel of federal appeals-court judges signaled that prosecutors may have taken too broad a view of insider trading, saying there needs to be more a "bright line" about what constitutes a crime.

Ford's Mulally Speeds Up Departure

April 22, 2014 - 1:52pm
Ford CEO Alan Mulally will leave the auto maker earlier than expected after a more than seven-year run that has seen the company build on its recent successes in North America and China.

After Mudslide, Worries Remain

April 22, 2014 - 11:40am
A month after one of the most lethal landslides in U.S. history, shock and grief are giving way to frazzled nerves. With President Obama set to visit, residents of Oso, Wash., are demanding to know if their well water is safe and whether they will get timely warnings of future slides.

Plans That Forgive Student Debt Skyrocket, Raising Fears Over Costs

April 22, 2014 - 10:02am
Government officials are trying to rein in increasingly popular federal programs that forgive some student debt, amid rising concerns over the plans' costs and the possibility they could encourage colleges to push tuition even higher.

CFPB Chides Lenders for Accelerated Student Loan Repayments

April 22, 2014 - 9:29am
The federal government is criticizing student lenders that demand borrowers pay back their entire student loan when a cosigner dies or files for bankruptcy—even if the borrower has never missed a payment.

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Fall Slightly

April 22, 2014 - 7:23am
Sales of previously owned homes fell slightly in March, a sign the shaky U.S. housing market has continued to struggle into the spring but may be stabilizing.

Obama Tries Again on Asia Pivot

April 22, 2014 - 4:54am
President Barack Obama will try to turn his focus to Asia with a trip this week to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, but the conflict in Ukraine threatens to disrupt his plans, again.

Russia's Oil and Gas Allow It to Act Badly

April 22, 2014 - 4:47am
Capital Journal: Of all the lessons one might draw from Russia's bullying of Ukraine, this may be the most cold-blooded of all: If you want to behave badly, it helps to have a lot of oil and gas. Much will be forgiven, or at least ignored.

Union to Get $6 Million In MTA Pact

April 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
A contract agreement struck last week between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its largest union contains a sweetener left unmentioned: $2 million a year over three years into a fund used by the Transport Workers Union Local 100.

Legal Costs Begin to Mount in Bridge Investigation

April 21, 2014 - 8:35pm
Some of the George Washington Bridge scandal's costs are coming into focus. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign, for example, has $264,000 of debt related to defending itself from subpoenas.

Court to Review Law on Election Lying

April 21, 2014 - 8:22pm
The Supreme Court will consider a free-speech challenge to an Ohio false-statements law that if allowed would advance a broader push against state laws making it illegal to lie about a political candidate.

American Wins in Boston Race Marked by Heightened Security, Emotion

April 21, 2014 - 7:49pm
One year after two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, the city reclaimed the joy of its marquee event, coming out in near record numbers and basking in the glory of the first American men's winner in 31 years.

U.S. Attorney Forms Chicago Crime Unit

April 21, 2014 - 6:55pm
Following one of the most violent weekends of the year so far, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said it was forming a violent-crimes section that focuses specifically on gangs, guns and drugs.

Spy Agencies Told to Plug Media Leaks

April 21, 2014 - 6:19pm
The top U.S. intelligence official is looking to crack down on media leaks, just as officials have vowed greater openness after a wave of disclosures about government surveillance.