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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., in Macau, China.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd., in Macau, China.

Adelson and Boehner Help House Republicans Raise $5.1 Million

A political donation of $32,400 may seem like couch change for Sheldon Adelson, the casino executive with a $27.9 billion net worth who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republicans during the 2012 election. Yet $32,400 is the maximum...

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Free Syrian Army fighters take a break from the front line in Aleppo, Syria.

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Free Syrian Army fighters take a break from the front line in Aleppo, Syria.

Senators Take Up Bill to Arm Syrian Rebels

As frustration mounts over the war in Syria, senators will prod President Barack Obama to do what he has resisted: arm the rebels. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up a bill today that would authorize the president to provide...

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, right, speaks after being introduced by President Barack Obama as the nominee for Secretary of Transportation at the White House, next to outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, left, on April 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, right, speaks after being introduced by President Barack Obama as the nominee for Secretary of Transportation at the White House, next to outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, left, on April 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Low-Key Mr. Foxx Goes to Washington

Anthony Foxx, whose nomination as Transportation Secretary has slid under the radar as picks for the labor and commerce departments get more scrutiny, will get his moment in Washington at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. Foxx, 42,...

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The new Apple Inc. store in Berlin, Germany.

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The new Apple Inc. store in Berlin, Germany.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $102 Billion

That’s how much Apple Inc. is holding in overseas accounts, according to a report from congressional investigators. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released the report ahead of a hearing today about multinational companies that shift profits to countries with...

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York.

Shrinking Deficit Likely to Help Fed Reduce Bond Buys

When the Federal Reserve announced it would purchase $45 billion a month of Treasury bonds to support the economy, it probably anticipated there’d be plenty to buy. After all, the Fed made its December announcement just a few months after...

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A woman looks at bags inside a Prada SpA store in the SOHO neighborhood of New York, on May 10, 2013.

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A woman looks at bags inside a Prada SpA store in the SOHO neighborhood of New York, on May 10, 2013.

Consumer Spending Undercuts ‘Spring Swoon’ Economic Concerns

Data issued last week confirmed the economy grew from January through March at around the 2.5 percent annualized pace calculated by the Commerce Department in its advance estimate released April 26. What the figures also confirmed is that the pickup from the...

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Delegates stand at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Delegates stand at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Group Seeks More Hispanic and Female Candidates

The Republican organization working to secure state offices for the party will focus on recruiting Hispanic and female candidates in the 2014 election cycle, when it plans to raise $50 million. The Republican State Leadership Committee is “on track” to...

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