| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar.
Even the news Wednesday...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:10 AM
We're older than we've ever been, but it's not because the Nutmeg State is hemorrhaging young people.
The whole country is getting older, as the pig in the python that is the baby boom generation moves through the decades, but Connecticut is not getting...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Hefty export growth has pushed the economic recovery for many cities around the country, but the U.S. is still below its potential.
The top 100 metro areas in the U.S. account for 64% of the nation's total exports, and all but one of these regions had...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:51 PM
How can Secretary of State John Kerry succeed in the "Mission Impossible" of negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement when he faces the same intractable issues that have derailed so many previous peacemaking efforts?
Skepticism about Kerry's...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:27 PM
WASHINGTON — For the first time in several years, the annual G-20 summit won't be dominated by the Eurozone's debt troubles. But that may be little comfort to world leaders gathering this week in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to sharp...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:17 PM
They were once powerhouses, these old industrial cities in the Northeast and Midwest, centers of employment, finance and culture. But since the mid-20th century, these cities have lost jobs and population and now face daunting social, economic and...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 11:09 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There was a time when the U.S. National Security Agency was so secretive that government officials dared not speak its name in public. NSA, the joke went, stood for "No Such Agency."
That same agency this month held an on-the-...
| Aug 4, 2013
Perhaps the only benefit of the lack of funds to maintain the long-neglected Illinois International Port District is the weathered sign on its grain elevators that should have been painted over long ago but obviously hasn't.
A welcome to visitors of the...