WASHINGTON — Republicans from both U.S. congressional chambers said they expect the bodies to approve legislation this week that would extend the federal highway and mass transit program, barely two weeks before the government’s authority to help finance projects around ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking an election-year bill increasing the federal minimum wage. Democrats, aware that the measure faces all but certain ...
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WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape from the one that dominated Ben Bernanke’s tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well. Bernanke’s eight years leading the ...Read More »