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  • What will Obama say about jobs? The pre-speech maneuvering begins.

    What will Obama say about jobs? The pre-speech maneuvering begins.

    In the run-up to his much-anticipated jobs speech Thursday, Obama challenged the GOP to put 'country before party.' The Republican response: 'Your economic proposals don't work.'

  • Latin America Monitor Are pro-Chávez Venezuelans setting up a 'Plan B' in Panama?

    With Hugo Chávez's status uncertain, some Chávistas are looking to relocate to Panama. It's another chance for Panama to gain from other countries' crises, as it has for more than a century.

  • What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Republican proposals.

    What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Republican proposals.

    Amid worries that the economy may be tipping toward a second recession, both Republicans and Democrats say creating jobs is their top priority. But the two parties are far apart on their approaches. Democrats favor targeted stimulus – investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and education – while hiking taxes on corporations and the rich to fund this jobs spending. Republicans aim to curb government regulation and cut taxes to give businesses and individuals more incentive to invest. Here are the Republicans' top five priorities.

  • Deal in Senate restores FAA funding. Is bipartisanship taking off?

    Deal in Senate restores FAA funding. Is bipartisanship taking off?

    Obama hails the extension of FAA funding through mid-September, which restores tens of thousands of jobs and resumes the collection of $30 million a day in revenue for the Treasury.

  • Ukulele: The little guitar that could

    Ukulele: The little guitar that could

    The tiny ukulele is back, with a new generation of pickers, crooners ­– even brooding rockers – plinking away and singing its praises.

  • Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    Top 10 real-life adventure stories

    What’s the best way to enjoy the summer: A cookout in the backyard? A trip to the beach? These are nice, but look no further than reading a non-fiction adventure book. It’s by far the best way to immerse yourself in another world. Check out this list to see some of the best titles in this excellent genre.

  • US leans on Guatemala to enforce trade pact

    US leans on Guatemala to enforce trade pact

    The Obama administration's case against Guatemala, over its failure to protect unions within its borders, is seen as an attempt to garner US union support for stalled trade agreements.

  • Could Donald Trump reenter the presidential race?

    Could Donald Trump reenter the presidential race?

    During a visit to Panama to inaugurate the first Trump hotel and tower outside the US, real estate mogul Donald Trump called President Ricardo Martinelli an example for Washington.

  • As trade pact with US sits, Colombia looks to China, others

    Colombia's ambassador this week urged Congress to approve a free trade pact negotiated back in 2007. US is losing market share as Colombia looks elsewhere for imports.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day: 06/17

    Brendan Earley of Davison, Mich. puts on his own car show while waiting for the start of the Back to the Bricks Mitten Promo Tour in the parking lot on Friday in Flint.