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The Hartford CourantAlthough decades of research indicate that raising the minimum wage does not adversely affect employment, this untrue claim is recycled whenever the Connecticut General Assembly considers providing working people with a small wage increase. Businesses...
WASHINGTON — President Obama nominated Democratic Rep. Mel Watt to be the top regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, moving to replace a career bureaucrat who has been sharply criticized by liberals for not doing more to help troubled homeowners....
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Democratic Rep. Mel Watt to head the federal housing agency that oversees taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Wednesday. Watt, an 11-term congressman from North Carolina,...
Tags: Fannie Mae, Finance, Elections, Washington, DC, Politics
This post has been updated, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – The race to replace John F. Kerry in the U.S. Senate will offer Massachusetts voters a familiar choice: a longtime Democratic officeholder against a fresh-faced Republican. Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey and Republican businessman...
Tags: Reince Priebus, Marth Coakley, Elections, Sports, John Kerry
ReutersBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - A group of 37 federal lawmakers urged U.S. securities regulators to prohibit Wall Street brokers from forcing customers to sign away their legal right to sue. "If arbitration offers investors an...
WASHINGTON — Republicans have stepped up their pressure to limit the wide-ranging powers of the nation's watchdog over consumers' money matters. The head of a key House committee overseeing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said he would no...
In the worst of times we often see the best of people. Expected heroes, such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses, usually do what they’re trained to do in emergency situations and do so with valor. Then there are...
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders reflected with grief on the tragic loss of life in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, but had few immediate answers as to the nature of the attack. The flag over the U.S. Capitol was at half staff and...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to know: How much money do banks have to launder to get charged with a crime? In a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Warren asked financial regulators why officials from banks weren't prosecuted even...
This post has been updated, as indicated below.Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court arguments over whether gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry in California became a spectacle both in D.C. and on the Web. In Washington, demonstrators expressed both opposition to and support of same-sex...
Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a real-life Murray Blum. Blum, played by Charles Grodin, is the president's accountant in the comedy "Dave," which I think of every time we have one of these spending dramas in Washington. In my favorite scene...
Online news giant Yahoo! announced its top search terms of 2012 Monday and, no surprise, the 2012 election topped all other topics, including the iPhone 5, which registered the second-most searches; Kim Kardashian, who attracted the third most and...
May 3, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Apr 30, 2013 |Story| Reuters
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Apr 24, 2013 |Column| Imperial Valley Press Online
Apr 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Mar 7, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Dec 3, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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