The government should have the right to remove severely obese children from their parents' home and place them in foster care, two US health experts argued in a controversial editorial published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is ready to ease monetary policy further if the economy weakens and inflation moves lower, suggesting policymakers are actively mulling further stimulus.
United States industry and agriculture lobbies are again advocating forcefully before Congress on the pending free trade agreement with Colombia claiming the delay is costing market share to a more aggressive Mercosur.
US President Barack Obama raised the stakes in the third straight day of budget talks Tuesday, warning that senior citizens and veterans may suffer first if the debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2.
President Barack Obama pushed congressional leaders for the largest possible deficit-reduction deal that would involve changes to popular entitlement programs, asking: If not now, when?
US employment growth ground to a halt in June, with employers hiring the fewest number of workers in nine months, dousing hopes the economy would regain momentum in the second half of the year.
President Barack Obama cited gloomy jobs numbers as one more reason lawmakers must strike a deal soon to raise the US debt limit, saying the impasse was fuelling uncertainty within financial markets and in the business sector.
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s biggest beef producer, is betting on a rebound in U.S. meat sales as a weak dollar makes production in the country as competitive as in emerging markets.
Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala will be meeting next Wednesday President Barack Obama and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Humala is expected in Washington on Tuesday.
New York City's narrowest house, 75 ½ Bedford Street, Manhattan, is back on the market after selling in early 2010 for 2.175 million US dollars at the dramatically increased price of 4.3 million.