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FAA to weigh easing limits on electronic devices

09/27/2013 9:46am
With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.

FHA to draw $1.7b from Treasury to cover losses

09/27/2013 12:07pm
A federal housing agency said Friday it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in its reverse mortgage programs which allow seniors to borrow against their homes for everyday living expenses.

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

09/27/2013 12:56pm
If the government "shuts down" next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, the majority of government will remain on the job.

Feds approve Ark.'s private-option Medicaid plan

09/27/2013 2:59pm
Arkansas became the first state on Friday to win federal approval to use Medicaid funding to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents under the federal health care law, clearing the way for a model that several other states are eyeing.

Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

09/27/2013 3:27pm
More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.

Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly

09/27/2013 3:34pm
If the government "shuts down" next Tuesday, your mail will still come. Doctors will see Medicare patients. NASA will keep talking to the astronauts circling Earth on the Space Station. In fact, the majority of government will remain on the job.