General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with defective ignition switches tied to at least 13 deaths, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The pressure on General Motors Co. is mounting as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra prepares to testify before Congress at 2 p.m. about why the automaker waited more than a decade to recall cars linked to 13 deaths.
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat and former member of President Barack Obama's deficit commission, discusses the prospects of a federal government shutdown when spending authority expires Friday.
The landmark Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, which has hosted 12 U.S. presidents, opened in 2008 after a two-year, $116 million renovation. Inside the Beaux Arts structure, built in 1910, buffed marble staircases greet guests spending up to $699 a night for rooms with views of Lake Michigan.
The leaders of President Barack Obama ’s debt-reduction commission unveiled a revised $3.8 trillion savings plan as panel members signaled reluctance to reach a consensus to cut benefits and eliminate tax breaks.
Four months after reaching a bipartisan agreement to extend a payroll tax cut through 2012, U.S. lawmakers and President Barack Obama are showing little fervor for continuing the break, which puts about $1,000 a year in an average worker’s pocket.
Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now points to as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.
Even amid international criticisms over some National Security Agency intelligence gathering activities, there are few signs Congress this year will alter the programs’ guts: what’s collected and how it’s used.