The proposal would extend the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for family incomes below $450,000, and for two months, delay spending cuts to defense and domestic programs, according to sources. Now Congress must approve.
In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, a truck driver watches as a freight container, right, is lowered onto a tractor trailer by a container crane at the Port of Boston.
WASHINGTON -- The White House is urging dockworkers and shipping companies to reach agreement "as quickly as possible" on a contract extension for East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers whose existing pact expires this week.President Barack Obama spokesman Matt Lehrich...
Three former high-ranking U.S. foreign policy advisers predict that if Iran does not halt its suspected nuclear weapons program by the end of 2013, the United States or Israel will act militarily.
The NHL strike is putting plenty of businesses into the deep freeze. Miranda Green reports.
It’s only Wednesday, and the House of Representatives will be shutting down the shop and heading home today, but it’s the president, according to Speaker John Boehner, who is stalling in fiscal-cliff negotiations, trying to run out the clock to force the GOP into making concessions.
It’s only Wednesday and the House of Representatives will be shutting down the shop and heading home today, but it’s the president, according to Speaker John Boehner, who is stalling in fiscal cliff negotiations, trying to run out the clock to force the GOP into a corner.
Trucks transport containers at a port in Los Angeles in 2010. The strike by some 800 clerical staff from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union started at a terminal in Los Angeles port last Tuesday ...
The polarisation between Egyptian secularists and Muslim fundamentalists deepened yesterday when the supreme court went on strike in protest against supporters of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who surrounded the court building to prevent the judges from issuing crucial rulings.
Creating surprise is apparently one motivation behind Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's sudden announcement of a schedule for dissolution of the House of Representatives. Some believe Noda announced the .....