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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said rising inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. was impeding the economic mobility at the heart of American values.
In stumping for Democratic candidates, former secretary of state tries out messages that would likely surface in her own potential campaign for the White House.
A half-built jail in downtown Detroit has emerged as a symbol of alleged corruption, cost overruns and a brewing spat between elected officials and one of the city’s biggest boosters.
President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, as the administration’s “Ebola czar,’’ an official said.
The Obama administration said Friday it will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven additional states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their regulator and lenders are close to an agreement that could greatly expand mortgage credit while helping lenders protect themselves from charges of making bad loans.
A Texas health-care worker who may have had contact with clinical specimens from the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has self-quarantined onboard a cruise ship, the State Department said.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Friday that he and President Barack Obama are in agreement over rules on how broadband providers can treat traffic on their networks.
Virginia county officials said Friday afternoon a public-health investigation ruled out the possibility that the woman who became ill in a Pentagon parking lot in the morning had Ebola.
Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sam Nunn, is playing down her party ties in her bid for a Senate seat held by Republicans.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the U.S. should institute a partial travel ban to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
U.S. home building rebounded in September on the strength of apartment construction, a category that provides less of an economic boost than single-family homes.
Predicting progression of an outbreak in the U.S. is easier than in West Africa due to greater information about things like occupations and commuting patterns, as well as school and hospital locations.
Hispanic voters appear likely to sit out this year’s midterm election in even larger numbers than usual, potentially depriving Democrats of a key voting bloc.
Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham is resting comfortably and in fair condition after arriving at a National Institutes of Health treatment facility in Bethesda, Md., officials said Friday.
The Obama administration said it would recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven new states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.
Liberia was barely able to respond to the needs of its people before the outbreak of Ebola. Subsequently, the U.S. and other countries are essentially creating a health system from scratch on extreme deadlines.
In the wake of two Texas nurses contracting Ebola, nurses groups say their members aren’t always adequately protected from infection and injury on the job.
Congressional lawmakers probed the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak at a hearing Thursday amid growing fears of wider transmission.
Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter.