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The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according...
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Fed will reduce bond purchases by $10B in January
The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The shift could lead to higher...
Insurers allow more time to pay under health law
Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President...
Nativity scenes at Guantanamo spark protest
Some troops at Guantanamo Bay want the U.S. Navy to remove nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from two base dining facilities, saying they improperly...
Guantanamo prisoner again ejected from hearing
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged in the Sept. 11 attacks was ejected from court twice Wednesday for a second straight day for refusing a judge's order to stop...
Seaborne Airlines prepares to move to Puerto Rico
Seaborne Airlines is moving its headquarters from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico.
EU officials seek deal on handling failed banks
European finance ministers on Wednesday sought a deal that would crown their lengthy efforts to handle failing banks in a way that doesn't jeopardize the...
Bernanke: Bad luck contributed to subpar recovery
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economy's slow recovery from the Great Recession has been subpar for several reasons, including the...
Greek Parliament freezes funding for far rightists
Greece has cut off state funding for the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party in keeping with a law that requires that punishment for parties accused of criminal...
US to migrants: crossers won't qualify for reform
The United States is warning migrants thinking of crossing the border that they won't qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be passed next...
Mexico's congress certifies oil reform approval
Mexico's federal congress has certified that 24 of the country's 31 state legislatures have approved sweeping energy reforms that allow private companies to...
India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission
The Indian diplomat who says she was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India's mission to the United...
Brazil chooses Swedish fighter jet in $4.5B deal
Brazil's Defense Ministry says the government has chosen Sweden's Saab as the winner of a long-delayed bid for a $4.5 billion fighter jet purchase.
Bernanke consulted Yellen before vote on bond buys
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says his expected successor, Janet Yellen, "fully supports" the Fed's decision to slow its bond purchases.
Once-stolen Stradivarius sells for $2.3 million
An antique Stradivarius violin that was stolen from its owner at a London railway station in 2010 has fetched almost 1.4 million pounds ($2.3 million) at...
Bernanke: More cuts in bond buys likely next year
Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Federal Reserve's decision Wednesday to slow its bond purchases is a sign of progress and he expects the Fed to take "similar...