The nation's sharp disagreements over taxes and spending are on a re-routed collision course, as Senate Democrats launch a plan that includes new taxes and House Republicans vow to speed up their plan to balance the federal budget with spending cuts alone.
Members of the sandwich generation -- caught between supporting elderly parents whose assets are nearly exhausted and adult children without jobs -- might find some relief come tax time. The bottom line is, who's a dependent? Your kindergarten-age son, your adult daughter, her grandparents, or maybe an elderly uncle or aunt?
Art Liscano knows he's an endangered species in the job market: He's a meter reader in Fresno, Calif. For 26 years, he's driven from house to house, checking how much electricity Pacific Gas & Electric customers have used. But PG&E doesn't need many people like Liscano making rounds anymore.
Regional bank Trustmark Corp. said profit in 2012's fourth quarter rose 14 percent from the same three months of 2011.
Regions Financial Corp. posted a gain in the fourth quarter after a year-ago period weighed down by the sale of an investment management subsidiary.
Omnova Solutions Inc., the chemical maker, reported a profit in its fourth quarter Tuesday after posting a loss in the same quarter a year ago.
Small business owners may be closer to losing an advantage they've enjoyed during the e-commerce boom -- being exempt from collecting sales tax in states where they're not located. And they're worried they will have to spend more money in the process.
The Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men.
The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.
A second suspect may emerge in the aftermath of the shooting at a Houston-area community college that left three people injured, the Harris County sheriff said Wednesday.
North Korea's top governing body warned Thursday that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, on a smooth path to confirmation as secretary of state, is likely to face friendly questioning when he testifies before the committee that he's served on for 28 years and led for the past four.
On most construction projects, workers are discouraged from signing or otherwise scrawling on the iron and concrete. At the skyscraper rising at ground zero, though, they're being invited to leave messages for the ages.
A Columbus Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested for felony domestic violence, aggravated assault.
Both sides of the Starkville Historic District debate were present and vocal during Tuesday's public hearing held by the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission.
After a similar bill died in committee last year, the House Education Committee narrowly passed an expanded charter school bill Monday by a vote of 16-14. House Bill 369 passed through the committee after about 90 minutes of debate, according to The Associated Press.
A Nigerian prince is dying and wants to leave his fortune to you, but he needs $3,000 to fund the transaction. You've won $1 million in a lottery you don't remember entering. There's a must-see video on Facebook, but first you must upgrade your software to view it. A company you've never heard of is offering a great deal on roofing, driveway resealing, tree-trimming or lawn service. Most people recognize a scam when they see one -- or do they?
A Pentagon investigation has cleared Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchanging emails with a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that led retired Gen. David Petraeus to resign as CIA director.
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