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VA secretary nominee Robert McDonald with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on July 17, 2014. Photo by U.S. Senate WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs...
By 2020, President Barack Obama wants the United States to regain its position as the country with the most educated residents. But in the last 20 years, nearly one in every 10 Americans started a college career that they never finished. They may...
President Obama has pledged to take executive action on immigration, but the president’s timing is under debate as November’s midterm elections edge closer. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an...
Photo by Flickr user AtlantacitizenWASHINGTON — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8...
Nick Corcodilos tells the story of an employer who hires by giving away good job candidates. Photo by Dave and Les Jacobs/Getty Images. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the...
Severely damaged corn stalks due to a widespread drought are seen on a farm near Georgetown, Indiana, on August 15, 2012. The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report Tuesday warning of the economic damage due to inaction on...