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The new minimum wage adopted in SeaTac, Wash., illustrates the impact a significant wage hike can have in a small community and the problems rising wages pose for small businesses.
The Obama administration is trying to boost the number of people who sign up for its health exchanges, particularly younger ones who can offset the costs of older enrollees.
Foreign airline crews saw problematic approaches to San Francisco's airport more frequently than U.S. crews when part of an automated landing system was out of service.
House Republican leaders threw their weight behind a two-year budget deal, planning to bring it to a vote Thursday as opposition in both parties failed to gain enough traction to threaten passage.
Lawmakers left an extension of jobless benefits out of their budget agreement, fueling the debate over what happens to unemployed workers—and the economy—when the program expires.
A cache of documents exposes a time when the U.S. lobotomized 2,000 veterans. The nation forgot. But Roman Tritz remembers.
As House Republicans were being briefed on the budget agreement struck Tuesday and headed for a vote in the next few days, they also were judging the man who negotiated on behalf of their party: Rep. Paul Ryan.
A radioactively contaminated block in New York, where material used in America's atom-bomb program was handled, has been proposed for inclusion in the federal Superfund cleanup program.
President Barack Obama is close to nominating former Bank of Israel chief Stanley Fischer to become the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, responding to the botched launch of the HealthCare.gov health-insurance website, calls for a review of contracting practices and a new official to oversee risk.
The federal budget deficit narrowed in the first two months of the new fiscal year as government coffers continued to benefit from rising tax revenue.
Enrollment in private health plans sold on new insurance exchanges rose sharply, as more uninsured Americans picked plans before a December deadline and technology glitches were fixed.
A new WSJ/NBC News poll suggests the health-care law is becoming a heavier burden for the president and his party, despite increased confidence on the economy.
Rep. Paul Ryan said he and Sen. Patty Murray reached an agreement that will avoid a government shutdown in 2014. The deal rolls back some sequester cuts to military and other programs in 2014 and 2015.
Rushing creates anxiety and resentment among co-workers that their work is less important or they aren't doing enough.
All five of the necessary regulators voted to approve the long-delayed Volcker rule Tuesday as federal regulators moved to bar banks from making risky bets with their own money.
A coalition of HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies sold under the health-care law.
John Podesta, hired by the White House as a new senior adviser, will work to push executive actions that advance the president's policy goals, including more vigorous environmental enforcement.
The Senate took advantage of filibuster rule changes to push through two Obama administration nominees.
Negotiations over a trade deal among 12 countries around the Pacific Ocean adjourned without an accord amid disagreements between the U.S. and Japan over agriculture and automobiles.