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As environmental restrictions and abundant natural gas reduce coal consumption at home, exports have become more important for U.S. mining companies.
The number of people filing for first-time jobless benefits rose slightly last week but remained near a three-month low, suggesting a steady labor market.
In a surprise move, alleged al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, took the stand in his own defense in Manhattan.
Republicans are divided over how to achieve two conflicting goals: Maximizing wins in 2014 congressional races and better positioning the party for victory in the 2016 presidential contest, when the electorate will look much different.
Ukraine is preparing to pull its remaining military personnel and their families from the breakaway region of Crimea, effectively conceding defeat after Russia said it would annex the strategic peninsula.
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to China will focus on education, spotlight the rare rise of a Chinese first lady and attempt to dissolve tension between the two countries.
Tennessee's governor wants to make community and technical colleges free, to strengthen the state's workforce and attract investment. Enrollment worries have some private colleges pushing back.
Investors bristled after Janet Yellen emerged from her first meeting as Federal Reserve chairwoman with some unsettling signals about the central bank's outlook for short-term interest rates.
Malaysian investigators have found that some data from a flight simulator taken from the home of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's pilot was deleted.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, widely seen as the most vulnerable Democratic governor seeking re-election, is contending with a looming budget hole as he faces Republican Bruce Rauner in November.
A memoir by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will reach bookstores Aug. 5, according to his publisher, HarperCollins.
Texas' highest criminal court agreed to review a lower court's ruling overturning the money-laundering conviction of former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
A Hillary Clinton candidacy looks like a sure thing, with marquee Democratic donors and activists mobilizing for her entrance into the 2016 race. Yet some of her closest confidants aren't sure she should run.
Moscow's move to absorb Crimea came despite breakneck U.S. diplomatic efforts, showing the limits of the Obama administration's approach to working with Vladimir Putin.
Kocherlakota opposes the Fed's decision to end offering numbers-based guidance to govern the timing of the central bank's short-term target rate increases.