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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour starting next year, during an event at the White House in Washington February 12, 2014. The order will affect workers starting on January 1, 2015, and applies to new contracts and replacements for expiring contracts.

    Obama Signs Increase In U.S. Debt Ceiling

    RANCHO MIRAGE, California – President Barack Obama signed legislation on Saturday that raises the U.S. debt limit through March 2015, taking the politically volatile issue off the table with congressional elections coming up this November. Without an increase in the […]

  • Morning commuters walk on Wall Street in New York's financial district September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Despite Debt Drama, U.S. Still Outshining Europe

    LONDON – If Wall Street’s record high is a signpost, the U.S. economy has every chance of pulling further ahead of a stuttering Europe despite new battles to come in Washington over the government’s budget and debt ceiling. Far from […]

  • House Republicans Look For A Way Out Of Fiscal Impasse

    House Republicans Look For A Way Out Of Fiscal Impasse

    Oct. 15 – The U.S. Senate suspended its fiscal negotiations, waiting for Republicans in the House of Representatives to hash out a plan they can agree to amongst themselves. Mana Rabiee reports

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) just after the opening bell, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    Default Concerns Grow As Debt Deadline Looms

    NEW YORK – U.S. stock index futures sank on Monday after weekend talks between Republicans and Democrats failed to conclude an agreement to reopen the federal government and raise the limit on federal borrowing authority, which will be reached in three days. […]

  • Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pressured Republican lawmakers on Saturday to agree to raise the U.S. debt ceiling for longer than they would prefer, as their fiscal impasse dragged into the weekend with five days left to find a deal. […]

  • U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    The shutdown of the U.S. government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis […]


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