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Daily Archives: June 14, 2012

JPMorgan Chase and Company CEO Jamie Dimon before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 13, 2012.

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JPMorgan Chase and Company CEO Jamie Dimon before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 13, 2012.

Dimon Walked Capitol Hill `Balance’

Here’s one review of JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon’s appearance on Capitol Hill. From a former fellow banker in the Obama administration: Dimon“did very well” in his appearance on Capitol Hill this week, says an administration official who...

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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, right, with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, announcing a sweeping final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilots scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity to rest before they enter the cockpit.

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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Michael Huerta, right, with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, announcing a sweeping final rule that overhauls commercial passenger airline pilots scheduling to ensure pilots have a longer opportunity to rest before they enter the cockpit.

FAA Candidate Faces Historical Odds

The precedent for this does not bode well: Michael Huerta, acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration since his former boss stepped down after a drunk-driving arrest in December, will face his first hurdle next week on the path toward...

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'Chavo' a male beagle adopted from a shelter by Rep. Linda Sanchez in Washington.

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'Chavo' a male beagle adopted from a shelter by Rep. Linda Sanchez in Washington.

Congresswoman Still Paying Off 1992 Student Loan

California’s Linda Sanchez doesn’t stand out as a House member with a law degree. What’s unusual is that she’s still paying for it. The annual financial disclosure reports released today show that the five-term Democrat still owes more than $15,000...

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Help wanted at a restaurant in San Francisco.

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Help wanted at a restaurant in San Francisco.

Private Sector in the TV Spotlight

Updated at 2:25 pm The private sector is front-and-center in the campaign debate today, with President Barack Obama’s recent stumbling remarks re-played by the opposition. So is private-equity, the business in which rival Mitt Romney made his fortune — sometimes...

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Crash test dummy hands labeled before being packaged for spare parts at the Humanetics Innovative Solutions facility in Huron, Ohio.

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Crash test dummy hands labeled before being packaged for spare parts at the Humanetics Innovative Solutions facility in Huron, Ohio.

Obama, Romney Tackle Ohio: No. 5

Ohio. Historically, a must-win for a Republican presidential candidate. In practice, a big get for a Democrat. It’s also No. 5 on another important list, Bloomberg’s State of the States — read on. Both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt...

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