House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.
U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago.
U.S. economy slowed in fourth quarter, but growth outlook still favorable
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a moderate increase in business inventories and a wider trade deficit, but strong domestic demand brightened the outlook.
Jeb Bush enters the lion's den, touts conservative credentials
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a ?second choice? on Friday but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion.