Fed will reduce bond purchases by $10B in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has decided to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy because the job market has shown steady improvement. The shift could lead to higher long-term borrowing rates for individuals and businesses.
AP Sources: Task force urges limit on NSA snooping
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday will make public a broad surveillance review board report recommending changes to the National Security Agency, including a proposal that the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records be stored by telephone companies or another third party, not the agency.
Ga. officials: Lotto winner has come forward
ATLANTA (AP) — Though the Georgia winner in this week's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has 180 days to claim the prize, state lottery officials said Wednesday that the ticketholder has come forward.
Insurers allow more time to pay under health law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison for terror suspects.