| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:20 AM
As Bank of America prepares for a possible multibillion-dollar settlement with the government, the deal is expected to share a feature common to similar settlements with other banks a big portion that's tax-deductible as a business expense.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin has a new target as he tries to halt American firms from moving corporate headquarters overseas to cut their tax bills: Hospira, a Lake Forest-based company that makes injectable drugs and infusion products.
The Democrat from Illinois...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and looking like a lukewarm supporter...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:23 AM
A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks.
Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Six years after the financial crisis, regulators said that 11 banks deemed too big to fail still have produced no workable procedures to help regulators shut them down should they ever reach the brink of failure.
The Federal Reserve and the Federal...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:05 AM
DETROIT "Is this the line for the groupies?"
Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
WASHINGTON Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When your biggest liability is the fact that you’ve been labeled a carpetbagger, it helps to avoid any confusion about the state that you’re running to represent.
But U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Brown, the former Republican senator from...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Who’s the most meaningful person that Hillary Rodham Clinton has met in her lifetime? Nelson Mandela. Her biggest influence? Her late mother. The first book that she will read to her new grandchild? “Goodnight Moon.” Her favorite book of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:09 PM
As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be entering a different phase of her career — one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention.
On Friday morning in Detroit, a crowd of liberal...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Elizabeth Warren has been crystal clear about her plans. The Massachusetts senator says she is not running for president in 2016, and she hopes that Hillary Rodham Clinton will. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t thousands of liberal fans...
| Jul 22, 2014
It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don't even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3.
An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats...