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U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

U.S. stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

NEW YORK | For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.

19 hours ago
US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

A Wall Street sign is shown in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

19 hours ago
A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

In this July 29, 2014 photo, jeweler Murray Cadenhead works on repairing a piece of jewelry at Perry's Fine Jewelers on Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, N.C. The government issues its first of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the April-June quarter on Wednesday, July…

July 30, 2014 1:46 pm
A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging

WASHINGTON | The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

July 30, 2014 1:46 pm Photos

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON | Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U…

July 29, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.…

July 29, 2014 4:28 pm
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the south lawn of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, on the continuing violence in Ukraine. President Obama says new U.S. and European sanctions will make Russia's weak economy even weaker. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

July 29, 2014 4:28 pm
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. (A…

July 29, 2014 4:28 pm
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 29…

July 29, 2014 4:28 pm
US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy.

July 29, 2014 4:28 pm
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Congress governs self under Obamacare

Congress governs self under Obamacare

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their…

November 01, 2013 2:19 am

Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.

October 10, 2013 3:11 pm Related

Groups race to hire, train 'Obamacare' guides

CHICAGO | With the program known as "Obamacare" only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacie…

September 09, 2013 11:30 am

Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of bold and open-ended steps Thursday designed to stimulate the economy by boosting the stock market and making it cheaper for people to borrow and spend.

September 13, 2012 3:30 pm Related

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am

Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

March 29, 2012 9:00 am Related
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