The president is heading to the Asia-Pacific to try and build support for a massive trade deal.
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The economy added 192,000 jobs in March.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wonders if the Obama administration could force farmers to use expensive equipment to break down methane.
Credit unions are looking for Congress to take up legislation following news of a new data breach that exposed millions of shoppers’ data.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Friday that he wants the Senate to debate and pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage when lawmakers return on April 28.
“When the Senate returns to Washington in late April, we should debate and pass legislation to raise the minimum wage,” Levin said said. “It is indisputable that increasing the minimum wage would reduce poverty.”
The securities advocate wants "transitional relief" for banks and other businesses.
Democratic senators said the findings underscored current problems with the tax code.
The IRS also got fewer visits to its website this filing season.
A House Democrat is calling on President Obama to discuss currency manipulation issues during meetings with Japanese leaders next week.
The cost of the government’s bailout programs has climbed $6 billion to $27 billion, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.