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U.S. Levels New Sanctions on Crimea

December 20, 2014 - 2:46am
The U.S. expanded its Russia sanctions to include a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as individuals and entities linked to the pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine.

Bailouts Approach Final Reckoning

December 20, 2014 - 1:43am
The U.S. government closed a chapter in financial-crisis history when it sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial and shuttered its auto-bailout program, ending the last major pieces of a $426 billion rescue package.

Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views

December 19, 2014 - 7:24pm
The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank’s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.

Car Safety Gear Cuts Traffic Deaths

December 19, 2014 - 7:13pm
Deaths in U.S. car crashes have fallen by about a quarter in the last decade, new federal data show, as safety features in newer models have powered a drop in fatalities even as auto-safety recalls have surged.

What's Navajo for 'Clownfish'?

December 19, 2014 - 5:27pm
Tribe’s adaptation of animated movie classic seeks to revive use of native language among young members.

FBI Blames North Korea for Sony Hack

December 19, 2014 - 2:30pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday evidence points to North Korea as the culprit behind a hack of Sony Pictures that led the studio to pull the movie “The Interview” out of theaters.

U.S. Spy in Havana Exposed American Moles

December 19, 2014 - 12:55pm
The intelligence officer whom President Obama singled out for prisoner exchange helped convict agents for Cuba in Washington.

Obama to Spell Out College-Ranking Framework

December 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
The Obama administration will spell out an ambitious college-rating plan on Friday that introduces new metrics to judge the nation’s roughly 5,000 colleges and universities.

How a Memo Cost Big Banks $37 Billion

December 19, 2014 - 11:53am
A government lawyer’s discovery of a warning to J.P. Morgan officials about shaky mortgages jump-started the Justice Department’s probe of financial-crisis wrongdoing.

Amid Warren's Rise, a Democratic Split Is Apparent

December 19, 2014 - 10:12am
A schism is emerging among Democrats over the party’s economic message, pitting those who favor policies that foster broad growth against others rallying behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call for a focus on income inequality.

U.S. Appeals Court Expands Gun Rights

December 19, 2014 - 7:32am
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.