An Environmental Protection Agency review board was pressured by officials at the agency to soften its challenges to an EPA plan for dealing with a radioactive waste site, people familiar with the matter said.
The Outlook: For the past few years, policy makers have focused on breaking a vicious downdraft in home prices. Now, it wouldn't hurt housing to see price gains flatten out. If not, the housing market's roller-coaster ride will continue.
Five top candidates in Georgia's Republican Senate primary are each battling to prove they are the most conservative, which has some in the party anxious about electability in the fall general election.
West Virginia will require stricter monitoring of storage tanks and water systems under a bill the governor is expected to sign in response to a chemical spill that tainted the water supply for 300,000 people.
Daylight saving time arrives this weekend in the U.S. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.
The number of previously uninsured consumers buying coverage under the health law has risen sharply in recent weeks, according to new research, a nascent signal of progress in the law's goal of reducing the ranks of the uninsured.
A large group of candidates this year are banking on their famous families to boost their recognition and reinforce the message that they are allied more with their home states than with their political parties.