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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

4 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. (...)
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Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration

6 hours 3 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Export-Import Bank will phase out starting at midnight Tuesday due to congressional inaction. (...)
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Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank

7 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary. (...)
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Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary. (...)
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Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. (...)
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Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve. (...)
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Obama says proposal will make 5 million more eligible for OT

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve because of outdated rules on overtime pay. (...)
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Obama to propose making 5 million more eligible for OT

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and extending overtime protection to about 5 million workers. (...)
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Labor proposal would make millions more eligible for OT

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 1:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department is proposing to make up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime in its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers. (...)
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McConnell: Export-Import Bank supporters have the votes

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the Senate votes to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday. (...)
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McConnell: Export-Import Bank supporters have the votes

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the votes to revive it, and he'll give them the opportunity to so. (...)
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House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. (...)
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