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The U.S. Senate cleared and sent to President Barack Obama the first bipartisan budget produced by a divided Congress in 27 years, resolving for now spending issues that had helped spur a government shutdown in October. more
(Updated, 9:35 a.m.) General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will run for governor of Rhode Island as a Democrat, she announced Wednesday in a video posted on her website. Raimondo said in the announcement video that Rhode Islanders “deserved a state that didn’t continue to kick financial decisions down the road,” a reference to her work engineering a controversial overhaul of the state pension system in 2011. more
Unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people in the U.S. are poised to end Dec. 28 as Democrats failed in their last-ditch effort to extend the jobless assistance before the House adjourns tomorrow. more
Congressional negotiators are touting a U.S. budget accord that will ease the long-criticized automatic spending cuts for the next two years, remove the risk of a government shutdown and cut the deficit by $23 billion. more
U.S. budget negotiators are nearing a deal to trim automatic spending cuts that might break a three-year cycle of failed fiscal talks in Washington. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
Town residents on Tuesday voted to reject Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC’s proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino off Interstate 495, ending Foxwoods’ bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew urged Congress to raise the debt limit well in advance of a February deadline, calling an increase necessary to preserve the nation’s promise to its creditors. more
President Barack Obama says he’s giving Americans who’ve received cancellation notices from their insurers a one-year reprieve before they have to get new policies under his health-care law. more
The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast from a year earlier as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record. more
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