World / Politics Oct 2, 2013

GOP disappoints big-business backers

by Zachary A. Goldfarb

In 2010 and again in 2012, companies on Main Street and Wall Street did just about everything they could to help Republicans win elected office in Washington. But this week, many of those Republicans ignored pleas from corporate America and let the government shut down, ...

New U.S. health care law exchanges see much interest, some glitches

World / Politics Oct 2, 2013

New U.S. health care law exchanges see much interest, some glitches

Millions of Americans flooded government websites Tuesday to get a long-awaited look at insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act, but the high traffic contributed to widespread computer problems on what President Barack Obama hailed as a historic day. HealthCare.gov, the federal Internet marketplace ...

World perplexed by U.S. shutdown

World / Politics Oct 1, 2013

World perplexed by U.S. shutdown

As the U.S. government creaked toward a shutdown Monday, the world looked on with a little anxiety and a lot of dismay, and some people had trouble suppressing smirks. "To be honest, people are making a lot of jokes," said Justice Malala, a political commentator ...

World / Science & Health Sep 30, 2013

Slow start expected for system

The White House is downplaying expectations for the first day of the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces. In recent weeks, senior administration members have begun predicting that there will be relatively few takers on Tuesday, when tens of millions of Americans will, for the first ...