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Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

10 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday. (...)
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CBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B

10 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017. (...)
Categories: Politics

CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

12 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. (...)
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CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

12 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. (...)
Categories: Politics

CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

12 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the Congressional Budget Office says the president's budget request would result in significantly larger deficits than he claims. (...)
Categories: Politics

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. (...)
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Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. (...)
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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. (...)
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A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. (...)
Categories: Politics

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. (...)
Categories: Politics

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. (...)
Categories: Politics