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Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

October 23, 2014 - 11:07am
Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, strong holiday bookings, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.

Party Preparations: Senate Maneuvering Begins

October 23, 2014 - 8:54am
With Republicans looking increasingly likely to take control of the Senate, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already considering how they will operate in the chamber if the levers of power are reversed.

U.S. Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows

October 23, 2014 - 7:22am
The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near 14-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.

Kurdish Rise Helps West, Worries Turkey

October 23, 2014 - 5:35am
Kurds in Iraq and Syria set aside long-held rivalries and took steps to unify their forces this week to battle Islamic State, magnifying fears in Turkey that a powerful enemy is on the rise.

Terror Hits Canadian Capital

October 23, 2014 - 4:49am
A man fatally shot a soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial before being killed inside the country’s Parliament building, in a terror attack that shut down the capital city and stands to change the way Canada protects itself.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in Iraq Shooting Deaths

October 22, 2014 - 11:13pm
Four former Blackwater USA security guards accused of the shooting deaths of 14 Iraqis in 2007 were found guilty—one of murder, and three others of voluntary manslaughter.

South Dakota Senate Race Gets Spirited

October 22, 2014 - 10:00pm
A South Dakota Senate race that was seen as an easy pickup for Republicans has become surprisingly competitive, spurring both major parties to place last-minute advertising buys.

Air Bag Recalls Trigger New Scrutiny

October 22, 2014 - 9:36pm
A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers.

FBI Revamping Whistleblower Rules

October 22, 2014 - 9:16pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is revamping its whistleblower rules to make it easier—and potentially lucrative—for agents and employees to report misconduct within the agency, according to a federal law-enforcement official.

Low Inflation, Flatter COLA: Social Security Benefits to Get 1.7% Bump

October 22, 2014 - 8:44pm
Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their Social Security payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low.

Leaked Autopsy Details Struggle Before Ferguson Shooting Death

October 22, 2014 - 4:29pm
Unarmed teenager Michael Brown allegedly charged Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson moments before he was shot dead, according to a police account in a leaked copy of an official autopsy.

Regulators to Give More Deal-Loan Guidance

October 22, 2014 - 3:59pm
U.S. regulators are preparing to offer more public guidance for banks that provide leveraged loans, after officials and financiers have tussled for months over acceptable practices.

Report: North Carolina Academic Fraud Went on for Years Amid Lax Oversight

October 22, 2014 - 3:42pm
Academic fraud that went on for years within a University of North Carolina department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Officials Urge Nationwide Air Bag Recall

October 22, 2014 - 2:12pm
Law makers and safety advocates are calling for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped air bags that can explode too violently as the number of U.S. vehicles with potentially defective air bags jumped to 7.8 million.

U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

October 22, 2014 - 12:26pm
Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global slowdown.

Dallas Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

October 22, 2014 - 10:46am
The dog of Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested negative for the virus, according to a statement from the city Wednesday.

Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy

October 22, 2014 - 9:07am
Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?

GOP Works to Improve Targeting of Voters

October 22, 2014 - 8:47am
The Republican National Committee hired a tech guru to develop a unified information hub but will face the midterm election with the goal not yet met.

U.S. Goals Shift in Fight for Kobani

October 22, 2014 - 7:55am
Behind the scenes, top U.S. officials concluded the Syrian city of Kobani had become too symbolically important to lose and they raced to save it.

Louisiana's Mary Landrieu Battles Red Tide

October 22, 2014 - 7:08am
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, crucial to the Democrats’ aim of keeping control of the Senate, is spending the home stretch before November’s vote campaigning more like an anxious challenger than a seasoned lawmaker in her 18th year in office.