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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is fed up with critics who say he and his GOP colleagues aren't conservative enough.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping today as investors assess weak earnings reports from several U.S. companies. Some of the biggest declines are in health care stocks, but the broader market also dipped. Analysts say the market may be succumbing to "buyer's fatigue" after a big rally this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are signaling support for a narrowly draw, bipartisan budget deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower this morning as investors weigh a budget deal out of Washington and a batch of corporate news. Many are also moving to the sidelines ahead of the next meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Dow was off as much as 70 points after the first hour of trading, while the S&P 500 was down nearly 10 and the Nasdaq had lost about 20.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--As the Dow index surpassed 16,000 this fall, U.S. investor optimism faltered in the fourth quarter, following the federal government’s budgetary standoff and shutdown in October. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index fell eight points to +25 in November, down from +33 in August, the lowest level this year. The decline of eight points hinges more on investors’ waning confidence in the economy than on personal financial circumstances. The survey of 1,014 people was conducted between November 7 and 11, 2013.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers with no taste for another government shutdown are proposing a budget agreement that would restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging back into record territory, lifted by a big acquisition in the food industry and reports that lawmakers are moving closer a U.S. budget deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — To a struggling White House, the economy that was supposed to be a political millstone is losing some drag.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New obstacles are showing up for congressional negotiators who are seeking to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's government has summarily shut down a nonprofit environmental group that opposes Amazon rainforest oil drilling, alleging that it incited abusive public behavior.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories received fewer orders in October, as aircraft demand fell and businesses cut back on computers. The decline suggests companies were hesitant to invest during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower on Wall Street as investors assess the outlook for continued stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Conflicting news about the strength of the economy has left investors unsure about when the Fed will reduce its monthly bond purchases, which have been supporting financial markets. The Fed's next policy meeting is in two weeks. The government's closely watched monthly employment report comes out on Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the income gap between America's rich and poor is a "defining challenge of our time."
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is asking school superintendents once again to finalize pay raises for teachers. Scott on Monday sent out a letter pointing out that 28 districts have finalized pay raises, while another 15 districts have reached tentative agreements over the raises. Florida has 67 school districts.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Convention Center lost four large events this calendar year — all of them connected to either the federal government shutdown or the sequester — and is looking for ways to reverse the damage.