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WASHINGTON — Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House...
Gas prices have been at their lowest in years when the new Congress convened. Photo by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and...
When you think about the developed world, says Larry Kotlikoff, don’t assume Germany is the most fiscally responsible. Photo by Flickr user josemanuelerre. Editor’s Note: Making Sen$e Social Security columnist Larry Kotlikoff recently...
President George W. Bush’s former chief of staff, Andrew Card, seen here at the unveiling of the official White House portraits of the Bush’s in 2012, is the new president of Franklin Pierce University. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters For...
Actor Chris Pine, left, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, right, announce the nominees for Best Picture during the nominations announcement for the 87th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, today...
The Obama administration significantly loosened restrictions on U.S. embargoes against Cuba. Photo by Flickr user Melody Breaker WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday,...