MENU

Shutdown imminent; GOP unity frays but still holds

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, returns to his office after a procedural vote on the House floor, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate are at an impasse as Congress continues to struggle over how to prevent a possible shutdown of the federal government [&hellip...

Read More

Global study: World not ready for aging population

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Elderly men sit in a stairwell of a subway station in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. According to its cabinet-level Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), Taiwan faces an accelerated aging population and declining fertility rate. In a...

Obama: Shutdown will ‘throw wrench’ into economy

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks about the budget battle from the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown...

Japan survey shows improved business sentiment

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 2, 2013 file photo, a woman walks by a clothing store advertising a sale in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturers are increasingly optimistic over the business outlook in months ahead, according to a survey released Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in...

Stocks fall as government heads toward shutdown

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Washington state health exchange ready to launch

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to the media about Washington state’s new health insurance exchange during a news conference in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Consumers will be able to start purchasing plans Tuesday for insurance that will take effect...

Homework involved to apply for health insurance

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This Sept. 11, 2013, file photo shows the federal government form for applying for health coverage, in Washington. Americans are no better informed about the 2010 overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system than they were shortly after the...

Who’ll blink? Dems, GOP in shutdown stare down

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This image provided by CBS News shows Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaking with Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Washington. The United States braced for a partial government shutdown Tuesday after the White House...

Utah set for launch of health care marketplace

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 7, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama talks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif. State officials and health care advocates are gearing up for the launch of the federally run online insurance marketplace where Utah...

Russian court jails 8 more Greenpeace activists

September 30, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo provided by Greenpeace International, a Russian Investigation Committee, inspects the Greenpeace International ship, Arctic Sunrise, in a closed part of Murmansk port, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Greenpeace said on Friday it will appeal...