house of representatives

These Days, Even Temp Workers Are Struggling

Last week's employment report was disappointing: Employers cut double the number of jobs expected, added fewer new ones than predicted, and even temp job numbers fell to a loss. Is this a trend or an anomaly?

House Votes to Lift Oil Spill Liability Cap

A bill that passed the House of Representatives on Friday would, among other things, eliminate the $75 million cap on liabilities related to oil spills. The overhaul of the nation's offshore drilling regulations would require oil companies to pay the full cost involved with any spills.

Mass. State Colleges Upgrade by Changing Names

In a move that even elected officials admit is little more than a marketing ploy, the Massachusetts State House of Representatives approved a bill that will change the names of Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield and Worcester state colleges to universities.

Legal Briefing: House Acts to Aid BP's Widows and Orphans

The House of Representatives has passed the "SPILL Act," which -- if also passed by the Senate -- will allow families of men killed in the Deepwater Horizon accident to sue BP for normal damages. Under current maritime law, BP might get away with payments as low as $1,000 per death.

Legal Briefing: Bank Lobbyists Losing War in Senate

When Congress started to work seriously on financial industry reform legislation, it looked like the Senate was where banks would have their best chance to weaken the final law. But that's not how it looks these days.

Texas Is the Big Winner in Recession Migration

As the recession has sent hundreds of thousands of people moving from place to place in search of jobs, Texas has experienced a major surge in population growth. Lita Epstein takes a peek at what this means for America's political, economic, and social structure.