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Justice Department Will Sue North Carolina Over Its New Voter Laws

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Justice Department will raise the stakes in its fight against controversial voter ID laws by …

Money's not the main issue as lawmakers tackle spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Money's not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Capitol Hill.<p>It's battles over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall that are roiling negotiations on the massive measure, not to mention that Trump …

Macy’s Boosts Holiday Hiring to 83K

Macy’s (M) said Monday it plans to boost its hiring for the holiday shopping season by 4% over last year, eyeing about 83,000 seasonal hires for its namesake retail chain, Bloomingdale’s and other areas.<p>The seasonal workforce at Macy’s has grown in recent years, particularly at its online …

Carmakers go after Gen Y with compact luxury models

The biggest news for Mercedes-Benz for 2014 is actually its smallest offering, the new CLA.<p>At first glance, it’s easy to confuse the coupe-like sedan with the older Mercedes CLS model, something that was far from coincidental, company officials concede. But there’s no confusing the numbers on the …

Ford Fusion

The IRS non-scandal won’t die, ever

It’s become another talking point, like Benghazi, that will live forever on the right<p>A few days ago, Lois Lerner, head of the tax-exempt division of the Internal Revenue Service, retired. But her story will go on because, as <i>Politico</i>’s Lauren French wrote, the thirty-year civil service veteran “is …

Dow Jones and Nasdaq down sharply as US government shutdown looms

140 point loss on the Dow Jones as markets open, a dip analysts think could worsen if partial shutdown occurs<p>US stock markets fell sharply on Monday as deadlock in Congress appeared increasingly likely to lead to the first partial shutdown of the federal government in almost two decades.<p>The Dow …

Government shutdown Q&A: How long? What's the impact?

Much of the federal government will shut down as of midnight. What will be closing, why and what impact will it have?<p><b>Question:</b> Why a<p>shutdown?<p><b>Answer:</b> Every year,<p>Congresshas to approve laws, known as appropriations, that provide money for federal agencies. The new budget year begins on Oct. 1, and …