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As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»0

Is blockbuster asthma drug Advair really safe?

Millions already take Advair to breathe easy, despite the drug’s “risk of asthma-related death.” Why has it taken the feds more than two decades to fully study those risks?... Read more»0

Hillary Clinton’s top five clashes over secrecy

The latest flap over her private emails as secretary of state is far from the first time she’s been accused of lacking transparency. ... Read more»0

The things Hillary Clinton's book doesn't say about Iraq

In “Hard Choices,” the former secretary of state ignores or glosses over key aspects of her record on Iraq—including State Department responsibility for the country’s security assistance. ... Read more»0

Geithner book: 'I should have paid more attention' to Citigroup’s woes

The former treasury secretary says his close ties to ex-Citigroup executive Robert Rubin ‘tempered my skepticism’ about the bank’s health in the years before the financial crisis hit. ... Read more»0

Over-the-counter pills left out of FDA acetaminophen limits

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged health care providers to stop writing prescriptions for pain relievers containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. ... Read more»0

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Gov't tells phone companies to follow low-price rule for schools

Federal regulators are finally telling phone companies how to comply with a rule requiring them to charge bargain prices to schools and libraries. ... Read more»0

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AT&T, feds neglect low-price school Internet mandate

As schools struggle for funding amid widespread budget cuts, there is growing evidence that a requirement to offer low-price connectivity has been widely neglected by federal regulators and at least one telecom giant.... Read more»0

General Electric

5 ways GE plays the tax game

General Electric's tax department is famous for inventing ways to pay Uncle Sam less. So it should come as no surprise that its CEO, Jeff Immelt, is in the crosshairs as the new chairman of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.... Read more»0

Paulson book: Behind the scenes, GE’s top exec confided credit woes

As the financial crisis worsened, CEO Immelt and other leaders at GE repeatedly assured the public that there was no need to worry about the company’s ability to access credit.... Read more»0