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President Barack Obama is using Tax Day to draw new attention to family-friendly tax proposals that haven't exactly been embraced by the Republican leaders of Congress.
The fight to redefine a McJob is heating up.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart can exclude from its 2015 proxy statement a shareholder's proposal to review the sale of some guns.
Nestle SA says it is in exclusive negotiations to sell its Davigel frozen-food division to the Brakes Group, a European catering supplier.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) flat ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.2% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.8% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.7% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks pounded higher Wendesday morning despite data showing China's economic growth eased to 7% year-on-year in the first quarter, the slowest rate in six years, as investors expected more easing measures from the Chinese government to fight the slowdown.
Legislation permanently overhauling how Medicare pays physicians won approval Tuesday from an atypically united Congress as lawmakers banded together to erase an irritant that has dogged them for years.
California's drought is not likely to have a significant effect on the state's economy or budget despite leading to cutbacks on farms, a nonpartisan fiscal analyst said Tuesday.
Australian stocks made their way lower in early Wednesday action, as downbeat consumer data outweighed commodity gains, though with attention firmly fixed on Chinese economic numbers due out later in the day.
Japanese stocks dipped out of the Wednesday market open, feeling the weight of solid gains for the yen, but with reports citing investor caution ahead of Chinese economic data -- including first-quarter economic growth -- due out later in the morning.
Omaha authorities say one person is dead and another remains trapped inside a railroad tank car after a reported explosion Tuesday.
The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students.
An Amtrak train has derailed a couple of miles from a station in Portland, Maine.
A former CEO and two former top executives at mortgage giant Freddie Mac have settled a government lawsuit.
The sponsor of House Republicans' counter-proposal to Gov. Tom Wolf's property-tax relief plan outlined the details Tuesday and said the GOP blueprint would provide a straightforward shift of nearly $5 billion to slash local tax bills.
A government watchdog says the same Internet access now available on most commercial flights also makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday he now supports a bill requiring employers to allow workers to take paid sick days.
The state House on Tuesday passed its version of a bill to impose new safety regulations on the increasing amount of oil that is shipped through Washington by rail, boat and pipeline.
New Hampshire's health commissioner said Tuesday he bears responsibility for failures of oversight at a facility that cares for people with brain injuries.