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  • Obama to Meet With Lawmakers as He Weighs Iraq Airstrikes

    President Barack Obama will meet with the four top congressional leaders tomorrow on U.S. options in Iraq, as he ponders whether to launch airstrikes against Islamic militants.

  • Airstrikes on Iraq Carry Risks as Obama Weighs Options

    The airstrikes that President Barack Obama is considering against Islamic militants in Iraq could prove as messy and inconclusive as the war the U.S. thought had ended there in 2011.

  • Swearengin Vying to Be California Controller After Fresno Rescue

    Ashley Swearengin is vying to become the first Republican since 1975 to serve as California’s controller after keeping the state’s fifth-largest city out of bankruptcy following the financial crisis.

  • Fed’s Plosser ‘Encouraged’ by Accelerating Inflation

    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said he’s “encouraged” by a report today showing faster gains in prices while calling for vigilance as inflation moves closer to the Fed’s 2 percent goal.

  • D’Souza Pleads Guilty to Violating Campaign Finance Law

    Conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza, who made the film “2016: Obama’s America,” pleaded guilty to violating U.S. campaign finance law by using straw donors to exceed federal limits.

  • Gary Becker, Who Applied Economics to Social Study, Dies at 83

    Gary Becker, the University of Chicago economist who won a Nobel Prize for applying economic methods to shed light on sociological topics such as crime, education and marriage, has died. He was 83.

  • California Economy Could Cost Jerry Brown Re-Election

    The release of California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget last week was a cause for celebration in Sacramento. In news conferences all over the state, Brown triumphantly announced that his budget would invest in California’s schools, expand health-care coverage for millions and continue work on the state’s troubled high-speed rail project. All of this while Brown and his allies have been touting what they call California’s comeback as an example for other states to follow.

  • Obama and Assad Buy a Precious Commodity: Time

    Asli Aydintasbas, a young Turkish columnist with steely nerves and a keen grasp of Middle Eastern politics, sent a note from Istanbul to a Hoover Institution blog where it will be published later this month. Her title tells the story: “Where Have the Americans Gone? Who Invited the Russians Back?”

  • Sheets Shifts to Lew’s Frontman From Bernanke Emissary Role

    Nathan Sheets, the Federal Reserve’s behind-the-scenes international emissary during the global financial crisis, is returning to the fray as Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s frontman on the world economic stage.

  • GSK, Urban Outfitters, Craigslist: Intellectual Property

    GlaxoSmithKline Plc lost Indian patent protection for its Tykerb cancer drug, the International Business Times reported.

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