Possible short-term compromise brewing on ending shutdown

lucky-photographer/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As some of the 800,000 federal workers were poised on Friday to lose their second paycheck amid the longest-ever government shutdown, bipartisan talks about a possible short-term compromise -- a three-week stopgap... Read More.

Fed raises short-term interest rates

amedved/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. The move was widely expected by economists.The central... Read More.