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Closing Fannie, Freddie could boost mortgage rates

08/07/2013 1:41am
Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.

AP sources: First charges filed in Benghazi attack

08/07/2013 9:38am
The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at 2,857 stores

08/07/2013 10:30am
Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department.

USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil

08/07/2013 3:05pm
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.

As al-Qaida grows, leaders remain a global threat

08/07/2013 3:39pm
Far from being on the brink of collapse, al-Qaida's core leadership remains a potent threat _ and one that experts say has encouraged the terror network's spread into more countries today than it was operating in immediately after 9/11.