House appropriators will explore the Agriculture Department’s fiscal 2015 budget request with a rare Friday hearing.
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The International Monetary Fund suggests countries look at a range of policy ideas that could redistribute wealth while helping the economy.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he is “embarrassed” by members of his own party.
The plan would provide retroactive benefits to those who lost federal help after Dec. 28.
A top House Democrat said Thursday that he is troubled by the lack of Justice Department action on mortgage fraud despite being provided with millions in resources from Congress.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he is “deeply troubled” that the Justice Department failed to give the issue greater priority, despite public statements to the contrary.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew met with the Ukrainian prime minister on Thursday.
The federal budget deficit for fiscal 2014 reached $377 billion by the end of February, the Treasury department reported Thursday.
The president offered few details of exactly how the rules will be changed.
First-time claims for jobless benefits fell by 9,000 last week, another sign that businesses are laying off fewer workers and the labor market is improving.
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Reid says GOP holding up bill to protect Koch brothers.