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Former Bank of Israel head gets Fed vice chair nod

01/10/2014 8:52am
President Barack Obama intends to nominate Stanley Fischer, a former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, replacing Janet Yellen, who is ascending to the central bank's chairmanship.

Obama lunches with youth promoting health sign-ups

01/10/2014 11:07am
President Barack Obama is lunching with five young people to call attention to the need for young Americans to enroll for insurance through his health care law.

Obama to announce NSA decisions on Jan. 17

01/10/2014 11:38am
The White House says President Barack Obama will announce on Jan. 17 the results of his review of National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Former Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes dies at 74

01/10/2014 9:42pm
Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74.