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April 17, 2015 4:51 PM Live from New Hampshire: Jeb Bush eats eggs! And then talks about policy

Jeb Bush impresses New Hampshire politicos before heading to the biggest campaign cattle call yet Greetings from Nashua, New Hampshire, on the first day of the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. Your trusty Salon political correspondent is here, just sort of meandering about, in accordance with the journalistic doctrine of YOLO. The confab 19

April 17, 2015 4:42 PM Obama says new trade deal with Asia will help U.S. workers

WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a new trade agreement with Asia that is being negotiated would benefit not just U.S. businesses, but also American workers. Obama said during a news conference that some Democrats and labor unions would oppose the deal, while others "believe that we cannot stop a global economy 14

April 17, 2015 2:09 PM Review: ‘Spinster’ by Kate Bolick

Her journals from her early 20s analyze every twist and turn of her “melodramatic romantic life,” yet solitude seems to be where the real romance is. A boyfriend leaves and she writes: “Ah, finally. … back to my little spinster ways.” A month later, she catalogs “a long, perfect spinster wish of a Sunday, read all day, took two naps.” “Spinster” is a dowdy 69

April 17, 2015 1:57 PM As Sudan's Leader Tightens His Rule, Poverty And Repression Create Pockets Of Dissent

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its territory as South Sudan broke away. The country has been torn by internal 21

April 17, 2015 12:08 PM Gain in U.S. Core Consumer Prices Signals Inflation Picking Up

Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech isn’t the chatty type, but the few words he utters in public have had the power to crush a career. That run may have ended on Friday. After a weeklong standoff between Piech and Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn, supervisory board leaders defied Piech to back Winterkorn, saying they will propose the CEO’s 78

April 17, 2015 7:14 AM Obama's party splits over congressional trade deal on business, labor and jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hardest sell for President Barack Obama will be persuading members of his own party to back a bipartisan agreement on global U.S. trade policy. Longtime divisions in the Democratic ranks broke open Thursday when top congressional lawmakers finally reached a long-sought deal that would pave the way for the broadest trade policy pact in years 18

April 17, 2015 4:55 AM Questions about Qatar's World Cup hosting get renewed boost

A planned anti-Qatari protest ahead of a match between Chelsea and Manchester United, the first major fan demonstration against the 2022 World Cup host, and the imminent publication of a Sunday Times book documenting Qatari political interference in world soccer body FIFA's 2011 presidential election that returned Sepp Blatter to office at the behest 23

April 17, 2015 4:45 AM Copter chaos at Capitol

A tiny aircraft piloted by a Florida mail carrier protesting campaign finance laws landed on the Capitol grounds Wednesday afternoon, scrambling a bomb squad, closing streets and raising questions about security on Capitol Hill. The gyrocopter — a one-man craft with an open cockpit — set down shortly after 1 p.m. on the Capitol's expansive West Lawn, where 21

April 17, 2015 4:00 AM Factors to watch on April 17 | Reuters

Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). Treasury holds bond swap offering at maximum 2.5 billion euros new BTP bonds due March 1, 2025, at 5 percent coupon exchanging following bonds: BTP bonds due Aug. 1, 2016, at 3.75 percent coupon; BTP bonds due Feb. 1, 2017, at 4.0 percent 32

April 17, 2015 3:46 AM Mexican Congress Expands Reach of Freedom-of-Information Law

Mexico's Congress has approved freedom of information legislation that will allow public access to data from almost any entity that receives government funding. The measure was passed Thursday in the lower house on a 264-68 vote and now goes to the president for his signature. President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote in his Twitter account that the law "will 32