Home » Posts tagged with » Washington (Page 7)

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment BenefitsA three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve Chair

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen As Federal Reserve ChairThe Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next leader of the U.S. Federal Reserve. With Monday's vote, Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.

Sebelius Touts 2 Million Obamacare Enrollees

Sebelius Touts 2 Million Obamacare EnrolleesHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has spent months fending off critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout, is touting the more than 2 million people who have signed up for coverage despite the troubled HealthCare.gov website.

Wicked Winter Storm Expected To Blow Itself Out Later Today

Wicked Winter Storm Expected To Blow Itself Out Later TodayIt's been a big storm: The worst may have passed, but an early Friday satellite image shows that bad weather still stretched across much of the nation.

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Stop Gay Marriages

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Stop Gay MarriagesUtah's attorney general has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay that would allow the state to enforce its limit of marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent Raise

Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent RaisePresident Obama signed an executive order on Monday, giving federal workers and military personnel a 1 percent raise.

Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In January

Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In JanuaryCiting an improving economy, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would begin gradually paring back an $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program aimed at stimulating growth.

Senate Approves Budget Deal, Reducing Chances Of A Shutdown

Senate Approves Budget Deal, Reducing Chances Of A ShutdownThe Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal aimed at easing automatic spending cuts and avoiding a government shutdown, following a House vote on the measure last week.

Edward Snowden Seeks ‘Permanent Political Asylum’

Edward Snowden Seeks ‘Permanent Political Asylum’Edward Snowden says "permanent political asylum" will give him the freedom to talk about U.S. surveillance programs.

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSPEnvironment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.