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Who Is Sylvia Burwell, HHS Secretary Sebelius's Replacement?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:57pm
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary.

Regulators Tell Banks to Plug 'HeartBleed' Security Hole

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:41pm
An alert from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council said banks needed to upgrade their encryption software and 'strongly consider' changing passwords.

GOP Budget Plan Narrowly Passes House

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:24pm
The Republican-led House narrowly passed a 10-year budget blueprint that includes deep spending cuts and promotes an image of fiscal restraint core to the party's election-year message.

Federal Cattle Seizures Spark Clashes in West

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:16pm
Protesters angry over the government's seizure of cattle it says were illegally grazing on federal land in southern Nevada clashed with law enforcement this week over what they see as regulatory overreach.

Panel Votes to Reduce Some Drug Sentences

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:00pm
A sentencing panel voted Thursday to reduce prison sentences for most federal drug defendants, a move that would shave an average of 11 months off the average trafficking sentence and over time reduce the number of inmates.

U.S. Budget Deficit Narrows in First Half

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:31pm
The U.S. budget deficit narrowed in the first six months of the fiscal year, putting the country on track for its smallest budget deficit in six years.

Obama Shifts Subtly On Civil Rights

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:07pm
In a speech ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Obama likely will show how his approach to matters of race has subtly shifted during his second term.

Fed Shows Worry About Inflation

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:56am
Fed officials are growing concerned the U.S. inflation rate won't budge from low levels, the latest sign of angst among central bankers regarding the global economy.

Doctor-Pay Trove Shows Data's Limits

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:18am
Medicare data show a wide cast of characters in the top ranks of the highest-reimbursed doctors and reveal as much about the limits of the newly public billing records as it does about medical practice.

White House Reviews Community Bankers for Fed

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:22am
Obama administration officials have mentioned as potential Fed governor candidates Ann Marie Mehlum and Rebeca Romero-Rainey, though others are also under consideration.

Dust Explosions Prompt Oversight Calls

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:20am
A series of factory explosions has prompted calls for stricter standards in sectors where combustible dust is common. Industry says current rules suffice.

Big Car Makers in Race to Recall

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:53am
Major car makers are accelerating recalls and ordering dealers to stop sales of vehicles with potentially dangerous defects amid a safety clampdown by auto regulators and others in the U.S., Japan and China.

Senators in Accord on Terror-Insurance Extension

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:42am
A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal to extend the federal backstop for terrorism insurance into the next decade while increasing the potential cost to insurers of any future terrorist attack.