President Obama said Tuesday the nation is ready to "turn the page" from years of hardship, and used his State of the Union speech to promote an ambitious program of "middle class economics" in the face of new Republican majorities in Congress.
U.S. Senate passes extension of federal spending authority through midnight Wednesday, staving off the threat of a government shutdown that could have been triggered by early Sunday. Mana Rabiee reports.
Facing intense pressure to avoid a government shutdown, the US House of Representatives passes a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill , sending it to the Senate barely two hours before a midnight deadline. Duration: 00:19
All the major markets finished with gains Thursday but off session highs. High spirits on holiday spending fizzled with oil continuing its decline and the renewed threat of a government shutdown. Crude oil fell below $60 a barrel for the first time i
Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1 trillion dollar spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The spending bill adheres to strict caps negotiated earlier between the White House and Republicans. Pension-related talks between Represen