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  • Everyday Economics: What Debate? Economists Agree the Stimulus Lifted the Economy

    29 July 2014, 6:18 pm by: By JUSTIN WOLFERS

    Political discussions about economics have become largely unhinged from those among actual economists.
  • Robert A. McDonald Will Be Veterans Affairs Secretary

    29 July 2014, 3:23 pm by: By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

    Robert A. McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and West Point graduate, was confirmed 97 to 0.
  • Financial Frauds: Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

    29 July 2014, 2:22 pm by: By NEIL IRWIN

    Scandals keep occurring, even after the financial crisis, raising the uncomfortable possibility that the industry is fundamentally flawed.
  • House G.O.P. Plan on Border Crisis Is Well Short of What Obama Seeks

    29 July 2014, 1:16 pm by: By ASHLEY PARKER

    House Republicans are proposing to spend $659 million to stem the surge of undocumented child migrants from Central America, a small fraction of the $3.7 billion President Obama seeks.
  • The New Health Care: Do You Own a Gun? In Florida, Doctors Can’t Ask You That

    29 July 2014, 11:50 am by: By AARON E. CARROLL

    If courts say people have the right not to be asked sensitive questions, they’re interfering with the relationship between doctor and patient.
  • The New Health Care: A Health Trade-Off That’s Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice

    29 July 2014, 9:57 am by: By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

    Regulators are addressing consumer complaints about too few doctors on their plans, but economic logic suggests narrow networks will endure.
  • The New Health Care: Good News and Gloom for Medicare, Wrapped in a Mystery

    29 July 2014, 9:20 am by: By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

    Health care experts can’t explain the encouraging spending slowdown, but the long-term outlook remains bleak.
  • White House Report Presses Economic Case for Carbon Rule

    29 July 2014, 6:00 am by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    Failing to reduce carbon pollution could cost the United States economy $150 billion a year, the Council of Economic Advisers said.
  • Your Fellow Americans: What Is Chris Christie Doing in Iowa?

    29 July 2014, 5:00 am by: By MARK LEIBOVICH

    The same thing as Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal: Talking about how much he loves Iowa!
  • Everyday Economics: How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

    29 July 2014, 12:30 am by: By DAVID LEONHARDT

    The inflation index for college tuition has become notorious. But it reflects sticker prices over the past 20 years, not what families actually pay.
  • National Briefing | Washington: House Bill Calls for V.O.A. to Support U.S. Policies

    28 July 2014, 10:10 pm by: By RON NIXON

    The House passed legislation on Monday that is intended to clarify the mission of the government-financed Voice of America.
  • Georgia Democrat’s Senate Campaign Plan, Not Meant for Public Eyes, Is Published

    28 July 2014, 9:50 pm by: By ALAN BLINDER

    The document said Michelle Nunn might be attacked as a “lightweight,” “too liberal” and “not a ‘real’ Georgian,” and laid out strategies to respond to criticism.
  • Spending Big to Fight Big Donors in Campaigns

    28 July 2014, 9:38 pm by: By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

    The recently formed Mayday “super PAC” has begun a $12 million ad campaign to help elect lawmakers of both parties who support proposals to diminish the influence of big donors.
  • Advocates Shun ‘Pro-Choice’ to Expand Message

    28 July 2014, 9:24 pm by: By JACKIE CALMES

    In this midterm election season, women’s groups like Planned Parenthood are shifting their language to reflect a range of health and economic issues that include abortion.
  • Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady

    28 July 2014, 9:01 pm by: By ROBERT PEAR

    Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of Medicare and…
  • Deal Allots $17 Billion for Overhaul of V.A. Health Care System

    28 July 2014, 8:43 pm by: By THEODORE SCHLEIFER and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

    The agreement set off a rush to gather signatures from members of the conference committee working on the bill so that it could be put to a vote of the full House and Senate before a recess.
  • Appeals Panel Rejects Virginia Gay-Marriage Ban

    28 July 2014, 7:46 pm by: By ERIK ECKHOLM

    A 2-to-1 ruling by a federal circuit court followed similar rebukes covering Utah and Oklahoma, adding impetus for the Supreme Court to act next term.
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty

    28 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: By MICHAEL R. GORDON

    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials.
  • Midterm Calculus: New Generic Ballot Surveys Don’t Show Signs of Republican Wave

    28 July 2014, 1:05 pm by: By NATE COHN

    None of three recent polls gave the G.O.P. a lead among registered voters on the question of which party should control Congress.
  • Women at Work: Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

    28 July 2014, 10:27 am by: By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

    The United States lags other developed countries in policies helping working parents, contributing to a dip among women in the labor force.
  • Sidebar: Opinion May Pose Obstacle for Same-Sex Unions

    28 July 2014, 10:07 am by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    A concurring opinion by an appeals court judge supporting same-sex marriage rejected the rationale most likely to appeal to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
  • Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

    28 July 2014, 9:10 am by: By KEVIN CAREY

    Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
  • The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

    28 July 2014, 7:40 am by: By AARON E. CARROLL

    The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped.
  • Justice Dept. Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files

    28 July 2014, 7:11 am by: By MATT APUZZO

    The unusual move raised questions about connections between the American government and United Against Nuclear Iran, a hard-line voice seeking to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
  • Bob McDonnell’s Corruption Trial in Virginia Symbolizes Growing Political Partisanship

    27 July 2014, 10:56 pm by: By TRIP GABRIEL

    A state government long known for a go-along, get-along culture is now a place where compromise is seen as collaborating with the enemy.

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