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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Budget bill moves toward final passage in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget bill that would ease some but not all of painful budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies passed a pivotal test in the Senate on […]

12/17/2013

The entrance to the Hay Adams Hotel near the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Secret Service facing another sex scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 18 months after a prostitution scandal in South America rocked the Secret Service, the agency in charge of protecting the president is investigating another case of suspected sexual misconduct in […]

11/14/2013

JC Penney in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

J.C. Penney to open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling […]

10/18/2013

J.C. Penney's commercial posted to YouTube.

J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is sorry and it wants your business back. That’s the gist of its latest ad, a public “mea culpa” which the mid-priced department-store put on its YouTube and Facebook pages.

05/01/2013

Mike Ullman (AP Photo)

Penney CEO’s challenge: Is it even fixable?

NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be an easy fix for J.C. Penney — if it is even fixable. As Mike Ullman takes the reins again less than two years after his departure, he faces a Herculean task to undo the mess left by his predecessor, Ron Johnson, who was ousted Monday.

04/09/2013