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Arizona Looks to Score Economic Points

4 hours 53 min ago
The Pro Bowl last weekend, the WM Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and Sunday, the biggest sports prize of the year: Super Bowl XLIX—for Arizona, it is all about the economy.

Attack on Health Law Gains Support

9 hours 9 min ago
A growing number of congressional Republicans want to use a contentious budget procedure, known as reconciliation, to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Economy Hits Speed Bumps

10 hours 16 min ago
The U.S. economy entered 2015 on the most robust streak of consumer spending in years, yet when the first growth figures for 2014 came out they underscored the lack of vigor in the current expansion.

The Numbers: New England vs. Seattle vs. the Salary Cap

13 hours 10 min ago
Sportswriter Jared Diamond examines the Super Bowl matchup—the Patriots vs. the Seahawks—and posits that their participation is a testament to their ability to deftly navigate the NFL’s strict salary cap.

Romney's Exit Spurs Scramble for Donors

January 30, 2015 - 10:32pm
Mitt Romney closed the door Friday on another White House run, clearing the field of a formidable name and triggering a dash to woo his donors.

New Women-Only Mosque Is Act of Faith

January 30, 2015 - 9:37pm
Muslim women, long separated from men at houses of worship, are launching what is believed to be the first women-only mosque in the U.S., in Los Angeles.

Employers Not Seeing Pressure to Lift Wages

January 30, 2015 - 9:35pm
Falling unemployment isn’t putting much pressure on U.S. companies to boost compensation for their workers.

Debate Heightens Over Measuring Health-Care Quality

January 30, 2015 - 9:22pm
The Obama administration’s goal of tying more Medicare payments to the quality—not the quantity—of health care by 2018 has intensified the debate over how “quality” is defined and measured.

Obama Announces Genetic-Mapping Plan

January 30, 2015 - 8:37pm
President Barack Obama detailed an ambitious scientific effort to amass genetic data on one million or more Americans, a plan aimed at finding new genetic causes of disease and streamlining the discovery of new drugs.

Congress Moves to Bolster VA's Mental-Health Services

January 30, 2015 - 7:26pm
Congress is expected to pass legislation that would expedite treatment for veterans suffering from mental-health issues and give more resources to hire mental-health professionals.

U.S. Justice Department Backs Down in Fight Over Science Evidence

January 30, 2015 - 5:08pm
The Justice Department has backed down in a confrontation with a federal judge over a scientific advisory committee’s ability to explore whether prosecutors have an unfair advantage in trials with forensic evidence, according to officials.

U.S. Watch: News Digest

January 30, 2015 - 12:02pm
Divers in Georgia Work to Salvage Confederate Warship; Washington-State Lawmakers Weigh Legalizing Fantasy Football

January's Consumer Sentiment Index Is Highest Since 2004

January 30, 2015 - 9:11am
U.S. consumers are feeling upbeat about the economy, according to data released Friday. The optimism could keep consumer spending on a rising trend.

CIA Taps Undercover 'Spider' as Top Spy

January 30, 2015 - 3:23am
The Central Intelligence Agency has selected a new top spy, tapping an undercover veteran who played a central role in developing personal relationships with Afghan leaders after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

Dartmouth Banning Hard Alcohol From Campus

January 29, 2015 - 7:59pm
Dartmouth College is banning hard alcohol from its campus and putting its fraternities on notice they need to reform or disband.

States Work to Strike Deals for Hep C Drug Discounts

January 29, 2015 - 7:13pm
Missouri and Connecticut are among the states that are negotiating or securing discounts on expensive new hepatitis C drugs in exchange for making them the preferred options for their state’s Medicaid recipients.

GOP's Walker, Gearing Up for 2016, Emphasizes His Faith

January 29, 2015 - 6:52pm
Gov. Scott Walker won a following among conservatives for taking on unions in Wisconsin. Now, as he gears up for a presidential campaign, he is talking about his faith as an evangelical Christian.

Obama Seeks 7% Rise in Spending Above Caps

January 29, 2015 - 6:40pm
President Barack Obama will propose government spending that is 7%—or $74 billion—over caps he and congressional Republicans agreed to in a bipartisan deficit-reduction deal over three years ago.

As Silver Dug In, Young Guns Revolted

January 29, 2015 - 6:33pm
The move to oust New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver from his leadership post was due in no small part to newer Democratic members who coalesced to resist the Mr. Silver’s last efforts to cling to power.

U.S. Watch: News Digest

January 29, 2015 - 6:25pm
California Snowpack Expected to Be Below Normal; Ice Jam on Platte River Begins to Break Up