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Southwest-AirTran Deal Complete

Southwest-AirTran Deal Complete

The little airline that could has finally done it: Southwest Airlines has completed its purchase of AirTran.Talks began in 2010 for Southwest to purchase Atlanta-based AirTran.Southwest’s passenger traffic will increase by 25%, the Associate…

Beyonce Backed Out Of Video Game Deal, Says Game Maker

Beyonce Backed Out Of Video Game Deal, Says Game Maker

NEW YORK — A video game maker says Beyonce didn’t play fair in a deal for a game structured around her.Gate Five LLC sued the Grammy Award-winning singer Tuesday in New York. The lawsuit says she made a lucrative agreement in June for a gam…

‘Gang Of Six’ In Spotlight In Anticipation Of Debt Limit Deal

‘Gang Of Six’ In Spotlight In Anticipation Of Debt Limit Deal

WASHINGTON — They have met in almost total secrecy for months, holed up in an office on Capitol Hill: three Republican and three Democratic senators trying to hammer out a deal to reduce America’s vast deficit.Now, with the “Gang of Six” se…

Twitter Signs Deal To Stay In San Francisco

Twitter Signs Deal To Stay In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter will keep its nest in San Francisco.Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ali Rowghani, announced in a tweet Friday that the company had signed a lease on a new headquarters in the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood.Read Mo…

NHL Inks 10-Year Deal With NBC, Versus For TV Rights

NHL Inks 10-Year Deal With NBC, Versus For TV Rights

NEW YORK — The NHL is staying on NBC and Versus for the next 10 years with a deal Commissioner Gary Bettman calls the most significant in league history.In a joint announcement Tuesday, the NHL and the NBC Sports Group said the new dea…

Lindsey Graham Has Meltdown Over Earmark Cut In Budget Deal

Lindsey Graham Has Meltdown Over Earmark Cut In Budget Deal

The thing about legislative compromises is nobody gets everything they want. That’s a fact of life for the 435 members of the House of Representatives and the 100 Senators who occasionally find themselves having to craft a deal that will get…

Budget Cuts In Deal Hit Defense Spending, Foreign Aid

Budget Cuts In Deal Hit Defense Spending, Foreign Aid

WASHINGTON — Tea partyers insistent on cutting military spending and foreign aid will find plenty to like in the spending deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.No money for an alternative engine for the multib…

Deal Or No Deal: The Mediagasm

Deal Or No Deal: The Mediagasm

If you were anywhere near Capitol Hill last Friday night, or a teevee with cameras pointed at Capitol Hill last Friday night, or at a computer watching people tweet about the cameras that were pointed at Capitol Hill last Friday night, then …

Budget Deal Blocks Obama Wilderness Policy

Budget Deal Blocks Obama Wilderness Policy

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan budget deal that avoids a government shutdown would block an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.Republican lawmakers had c…

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Released After Being Arrested For Protesting Budget Restrictions

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Released After Being Arrested For Protesting Budget Restrictions

WASHINGTON — The budget deal lawmakers struck to avoid a government shutdown was greeted by some with relief, but it has one city already reeling: the capital itself.City officials say Washington was used as a pawn last week’s budget b…

Mike Pence: Spending Deal ‘Probably Not Good Enough’ To Vote For

Mike Pence: Spending Deal ‘Probably Not Good Enough’ To Vote For

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $38 billion from federal spending levels because the compromise bill does not eliminate subsi…

Judge Donald Molloy Blocks Deal To Lift Wolves’ Endangered Species Protections In 2 States

Judge Donald Molloy Blocks Deal To Lift Wolves’ Endangered Species Protections In 2 States

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has denied a proposed settlement agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and 10 conservation groups that would have lifted endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho.U.S. Distr…

Budget Deal Allows Regulations To Move Forward On For-Profit Colleges

Budget Deal Allows Regulations To Move Forward On For-Profit Colleges

Much of Friday’s last-minute budget gridlock centered on policy disputes over funding for Planned Parenthood and environmental regulations.But another largely unnoticed provision at play in last week’s negotiations involved rules that would …

Google ITA Deal Approved With Conditions

Google ITA Deal Approved With Conditions

WASHINGTON — Government officials are letting Google Inc. proceed with its $700 million purchase of airline fare tracker ITA Software, but are imposing significant conditions on the deal.The purchase will establish the Internet search …

Top Senators Seek Deal On Rules For Nominations

Top Senators Seek Deal On Rules For Nominations

WASHINGTON — Senior senators are negotiating to reduce the 1,400 presidential appointments subject to time-consuming Senate confirmation, hoping to streamline a system that has frustrated administrations of both parties, according to o…

Bret Baier’s Fox News Contract Renewed

Bret Baier’s Fox News Contract Renewed

Bret Baier has signed a new, multi-year deal with Fox News that will see him continue as anchor of “Special Report,” the network announced Wednesday.As usual, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, Michael Clemente, senior…

Obama: Tax Cut Deal Not Perfect, But Worth Passage (VIDEO)

Obama: Tax Cut Deal Not Perfect, But Worth Passage (VIDEO)

Darlene Superville, Associated PressWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama calls his tax-cut agreement with Republicans far from perfect but a good deal overall for Americans, while acknowledging that many fellow Democrats aren’t happy about wh…

UN Climate Deal A Small Step Forward In Global Warming Fight

UN Climate Deal A Small Step Forward In Global Warming Fight

CANCUN, Mexico — A U.N. conference on Saturday adopted a modest climate deal creating a fund to help the developing world go green, though it deferred for another year the tough work of carving out deeper reductions in carbon emissions…

Jim DeMint: Tax Cut Deal ‘Should Be Rejected And Then Fixed’ When Rand Paul & Marco Rubio Are Here

Jim DeMint: Tax Cut Deal ‘Should Be Rejected And Then Fixed’ When Rand Paul & Marco Rubio Are Here

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) urged his GOP Senate colleagues Friday to reject a deal on the extension of Bush-era tax cuts and wait until the incoming crop of GOP senators are sworn in to move forward.Read More…
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Obama Tax Cut Deal More Expensive Than Stimulus: CBO

Obama Tax Cut Deal More Expensive Than Stimulus: CBO

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is predicting congressional approval of the tax-cutting compromise he has reached with Republican leaders, but he’s not ruling out that unhappy Democrats will make some changes in the mammoth legisla…

Tax Cut Deal Not Most Effective Way Of Creating Jobs, Say Leading Economists

Tax Cut Deal Not Most Effective Way Of Creating Jobs, Say Leading Economists

The new tax cut deal in Washington would curb unemployment at a far higher cost than if the government were to create jobs directly, according to an analysis of its potential effects.What’s more, predictions about the program’s benefit to th…

White House Tax-Cut Deal Is A Fatal Philosophical Concession

White House Tax-Cut Deal Is A Fatal Philosophical Concession

Your sword’s grown old and rusty, burnt beneath the rising sun.It’s locked up like a trophy, forgetting all the things it’s done.And though it’s been a long time, you’re right back where you started from.Read More…
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Obama Tax Cut Deal: President Announces Agreement To Extend Tax Cuts, Renew Jobless Benefits

Obama Tax Cut Deal: President Announces Agreement To Extend Tax Cuts, Renew Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON — Brushing past Democratic opposition, President Barack Obama announced agreement with Republicans Monday night on a plan to extend expiring income tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemplo…

Rep. Peter Welch Circulates Letter Urging Dems To Submarine Tax Cut Deal

Rep. Peter Welch Circulates Letter Urging Dems To Submarine Tax Cut Deal

WASHINGTON — Just minutes after we reported a potential tax cut deal between Republicans and the White House, the first congressional Democrat is out urging his colleagues to submarine the deal. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) circulated a letter …

Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa Reach $21.5M. 2-Year Deal

Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa Reach $21.5M. 2-Year Deal

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $21.5 million, two-year contract with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, a deal that includes a player option for 2013 that could raise its value to $32.5 million.Colorado also gets a club opti…

Jon Kyl: START Won’t Happen Because Of Process, Not Policy

Jon Kyl: START Won’t Happen Because Of Process, Not Policy

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the key Republican vote on the new START Treaty, said on Sunday that there was not enough time to pass a strategic arms pact with Russia this year. The Arizona Republican didn’t pinpoint specific disagre…

Irish Official: Bailout Deal Coming Sunday

Irish Official: Bailout Deal Coming Sunday

DUBLIN–Irish Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said Saturday that talks between the EU and the International Monetary Fund on an €85 billion ($112.5 billion) Irish aid package will conclude Sunday, and he described as “inaccurate” specul…

Bloomberg Cuts Deal On Cathie Black: Report

Bloomberg Cuts Deal On Cathie Black: Report

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reached a deal Friday to save the tottering candidacy of Cathleen P. Black to be the next chancellor of New York City schools, agreeing to appoint a career educator who started as a classroom teacher to serve as he…

Maliki To Retain Power As Iraqi Leaders Reach New Government Deal

Maliki To Retain Power As Iraqi Leaders Reach New Government Deal

Iraq’s political leaders have reached a deal on forming a new government that will break the political stalemate that has plagued the country for eight months and give Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki a second term as Iraq’s leader. Rea…