| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is "bad policy" because it will cause job losses.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the chamber also say unions are job killers,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill.
The big movie studios,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Fixated as we Americans are on Canada's three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto's addled mayor — we've overlooked a major feature of Canada's current relations with the United States:...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First, the cancer threatened Susan Braig's life, then it wrecked her finances.
Now healthy at 64, Braig is worried about her future. Her primary income is the roughly $2,300 a month she gets from Social Security. Then there's her home-based business,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business groups gave mixed reviews to President Obama's State of the Union address.
They praised him for urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the corporate tax code, making it easier to strike trade deals and reforming the...
| Jan 24, 2014
Labor groups and worker centers increasingly are filing charges with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of people who aren't union members.
"It seems clear to me that a whole new movement is taking place," said Peter Ohr, regional director...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. hit its debt limit on Friday, a leading business group urged Congress to act quickly to raise it to avoid damaging the economy.
The Business Roundtable sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Thursday night warning that...