May 17, 2013 With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.
May 16, 2013 Republicans in the House are expected to hold a vote today to repeal President Obama's health care initiative. It will be their 37th vote on the issue.
May 9, 2013 A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
May 9, 2013 New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.
Michael Grabell, ProPublica
Apr 30, 2013 ProPublica and Marketplace team up for a special investigation into an underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge worker fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Apr 22, 2013 The pet projects of the immigration bill being worked on in Congress.
Apr 11, 2013 While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Mar 22, 2013 Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
Jan 20, 2015 On Thursday, American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their long-rumored merger. And Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it made a match with Ketchup giant Heinz, in a deal worth billions.
Feb 13, 2013 In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.