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Yellen Decries Wealth Disparity

October 18, 2014 - 10:19am
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.

On the Trail, Clinton Tests Messages

October 18, 2014 - 5:23am
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.

In Healing City, Some See New Scar

October 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
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.

Obama to Name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

October 17, 2014 - 8:15pm
President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, as the administration’s “Ebola czar,’’ an official said.

Gay Marriage Makes Strides in Seven More States

October 17, 2014 - 8:03pm
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, Freddie Set to Loosen Lending

October 17, 2014 - 4:18pm
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.

Texas Hospital Worker Quarantined for Ebola on Ship

October 17, 2014 - 3:25pm
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.

Obama and FCC Chief Agree on Net Neutrality

October 17, 2014 - 3:19pm
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.

Pentagon Hit by Ebola Scare

October 17, 2014 - 2:39pm
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.

Southern Democrat Nunn Tries to Buck GOP Tide

October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
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 Governor Asks Obama to Create Ebola No-Fly List

October 17, 2014 - 12:48pm
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. Housing Starts Up 6.3% in September

October 17, 2014 - 12:36pm
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 Ebola's Spread Depends on Wealth of Data

October 17, 2014 - 10:37am
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.

Frustrated Hispanics Down on Midterms

October 17, 2014 - 9:26am
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.

NIH Official Says Ebola Nurse in 'Fair' Condition

October 17, 2014 - 9:14am
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.

U.S. Extends Gay-Marriage Recognition

October 17, 2014 - 9:03am
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.

In Liberia, U.S. Soldiers Race Ebola

October 17, 2014 - 8:20am
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.

Nurses' Concerns Grow After 2 in Texas Contract Ebola

October 17, 2014 - 8:04am
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.

U.S. Ebola Response Is Slammed by Lawmakers

October 17, 2014 - 7:35am
Congressional lawmakers probed the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak at a hearing Thursday amid growing fears of wider transmission.

Biden's Son Discharged From Navy Reserve

October 17, 2014 - 6:43am
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.