The punch bowl analogy is one that often gets mentioned when a Fed chief appears before Congress. Translation: The Federal Reserve thinks the economic recovery remains fragile.
Arctic air pushes unusually far south, bringing 10 to 20 inches of snow and three-foot drifts to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and even parts of Texas.
Extended unemployment benefits – after the first 26 weeks – are paid by Uncle Sam, but only if states pass legislation allowing it. So far, 37 states and D.C. are on board, four have unemployment levels too low to qualify, and nine just haven't taken action.
The words of Republican and Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill suggest Congress is headed for a government shutdown over budget issues. But several bipartisan groups of rank-and-file senators are seeking to find a solution.
The impact of the widespread snowstorm will vary. Two-thirds of employees can't work from home, an expert estimates.
As many fliers are discovering, airlines these days are canceling their flights well before a winter storm hits.
The number of illegal immigrants in the US is no longer falling, a Pew survey finds. The report tracks the community's flight from tough illegal immigration laws and pursuit of job opportunities.
Americans in 33 states from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are now dealing with a highly dangerous winter storm that will dump a combination of snow and ice on roads, houses and power lines. A significant amount of the precipitation is expected to be ice either in the form of freezing rain – rain that freezes on contact with the ground – or ice pellets, such as sleet. Experts say these are five things you can do to cope with the storm:
As another mega-storm bears down on a large swath of the US, snow-encrusted cities and states scramble to cover rising costs of snow plowing. FEMA might help, but qualifying for aid isn't easy.
Montgomery College recently formalized a policy of granting its lowest tuition rates to a group that includes some undocumented students. A lawsuit claims the policy violates federal and state laws.