Jul 23, 2013 The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil.
Jul 18, 2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just released 76 years worth of farming data.
Jul 15, 2013 Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Jul 12, 2013 Congress returns from its Independence Day recess and fails to reach any compromise on the farm bill, student loans and immigration.
Jul 9, 2013 The House of Representatives has voted to ban a proposed requirement that would force companies to rotate auditors every few years.
Jul 8, 2013 In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Jun 28, 2013 The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
May 30, 2013 Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Aug 8, 2013 The solution to garment industry worker abuses could lay in the hands of an unexpected retailer.
May 20, 2013 Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.