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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:27am
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, has taken on a public role to back immigration reform. She is doing it using some of the tactics that her late husband employed to great effect at the technology giant.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:28pm
A suicide bomber targeting a coalition military convoy in the Afghan capital killed at least 15 people, including six Americans, and injured many more.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:12pm
State lawmakers in New Jersey and New York have joined New York City's push to ban the sale of cigarettes to those younger than age 21, a sign that the city's plan has started to gain traction elsewhere.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:26pm
Emergency officials searched a neighborhood for survivors in Granbury, Texas, after tornadoes struck the previous evening, killing at least six people, injuring several dozen others and damaging around 100 homes.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:21pm
This summer, movies are taking antibusiness sentiment to a new level, depicting not just corporate malfeasance but characters who exact comeuppance for business treachery in imaginative new ways.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:25pm
A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is offering to establish a "National Compassion Fund" that would begin to solicit money within a day of violent events such as the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:17pm
Construction of new homes sank last month far more than expected, but a surge in building permits points to a pickup in the months ahead.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:12pm
Law-enforcement officials said they haven't conclusively determined what caused the fire last month that triggered the deadly explosion. But they haven't ruled out the possibility the fire was intentionally set.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:01pm
Federal Reserve officials are deeply engaged in debating when to begin dialing back an $85 billion-a-month bond buying program, but don't appear near consensus on when to pull the trigger.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:51pm
The sluggishness of the U.S. economy is driving down inflation, leaving companies unable to increase prices and raising doubts about the durability of the recovery.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 4:50pm
A probe of the government's secret witness-security program found sloppy supervision that for a time lost track of two suspected terrorists-turned-witnesses and allowed people once on the terrorist no-fly list to board airplanes with their new, government-issued identities.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 4:23pm
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took his lobbying on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline directly to the U.S. in an appearance in New York, saying the facts support the project's approval.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 1:31pm
The more than 100 pages of messages depict a protracted and often tense debate about what should be contained in public "talking points" about last year's deadly assault in Libya.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:51pm
J.P. Morgan Chase sent a formal demand letter to Bloomberg this week, asking the company to show logs of all staff members who searched activities of J.P. Morgan subscribers since 2008.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 11:03am
Comcast's NBCUniversal unit is projecting advertising sales of more than $800 million for the Olympic Games next year in Russia, which would be a record for the Winter Games.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:58am
Counterterrorism officials increasingly believe Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was never truly radicalized, exposing a possible blind spot in U.S. counterterror strategies.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:51am
The acting IRS chief was forced to quit in the wake of disclosures that the agency scrutinized tea-party groups' tax-exempt applications.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:46am
Scientists used cloning technology to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells, moving a step closer toward human cloning.
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:41am
Senators reviewing an immigration bill are battling behind the scenes over new visa rules, a fight that pits Silicon Valley against some lawmakers who say the industry must do more to boost American workers.
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 9:31pm
Auto makers are gearing up for a battle royal over pickup trucks, expanding production and releasing new fuel-saving technologies such as start-stop and variable-cylinder engines and quieter and more plush cabs.