| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
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The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:44 PM
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....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
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.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
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...