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  • Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House

    Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House
    WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised to give final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest...
  • Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

    Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote
    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
  • Former PIMCO executive running for governor

    Former PIMCO executive running for governor
    Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor. That may fall short of the $17 million an undeclared Gov. Jerry Brown had amassed by Jan. 31, but the 40-year-old Laguna Beach Republican is hoping voters...
  • To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process

    To reach major leagues, Cubans face short distance but long process
    addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player. Because...
  • Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

    Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood
    Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings. They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay...
  • Bonds aren't the easiest gift to buy

    The federal health care marketplace isn't the only government website that can generate hair-yanking moments. Try buying U.S. savings bonds in the digital domain. The holiday season is a peak period for parents and grandparents to purchase bonds as gifts...
  • Ask Kim: Have the rules for flexible spending accounts changed for 2014?

    Q: I have to decide how much to contribute to my flexible spending account for next year. What's the maximum I can contribute to my FSA in 2014? A: Flexible spending accounts, which allow you to pay medical bills with pretax money, limit employee...
  • Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report

    Jackson Jr.'s ex-treasurer fined over failure to file report
    WASHINGTON — Chicago attorney Vickie Pasley, who was treasurer of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign committee, has been fined $7,150 by the Federal Election Commission, newly released documents show. The fine, made public Friday, stems from the Jackson...
  • Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?

    Should IRS curb campaigning by political nonprofits?
    The IRS has proposed a crackdown on the political activities of tax-exempt groups. Federal law says nonprofit groups that don't have to disclose their donors or pay taxes can engage in some campaign-related activity, but not if it's their primary purpose....
  • Debt limit: Now the legal morass

    Debt limit: Now the legal morass
    No matter what President Obama does to work around Congress' refusal to raise the federal debt limit -- a real possibility given the brain freeze afflicting the House of Representatives these days -- the result will be a legal mess. That's the...
  • Fugitive drug lord to Mexican president: Reject U.S. extradition bid

    Fugitive drug lord to Mexican president: Reject U.S. extradition bid
    MEXICO CITY -- A fugitive drug kingpin convicted in the slaying of an American federal agent is urging Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to resist U.S. “pressure” for his extradition and to end the manhunt pursuing him, an official said...
  • 501(c)(4) rules without teeth

    Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department published draft regulations for tax-exempt "social welfare" organizations that increasingly have become banks for anonymous political donations. But the regulations stop short of...