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Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Johnson files suit over Obamacare exemption

Johnson files suit over Obamacare exemption

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin Republican is suing the federal government for underwriting a portion of the cost for health plans for congressmen and their staffs.
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
JCPenney shows poor earnings but prepares for strong holiday season

JCPenney shows poor earnings but prepares for strong holiday season

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- JCPenney shares rise as investors believe marketing and inventory can start to turn the company around after its two-year struggle under former leadership. Profits and earnings were poor for the last quarter, but not as poor as expected.
Sonali Basak
GOP: Obama used 'fraudulent marketing' to pass healthcare law

GOP: Obama used 'fraudulent marketing' to pass healthcare law

WASHINGON, D.C., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Republican senator accused President Obama Saturday of "fraudulent marketing" of the Affordable Care Act and urged passage of a bill to fix flaws in the law.

Obama: I'm sorry, didn't mean to dupe you on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said he didn't mean to dupe anyone about the healthcare law, but apologized to those forced off their plans despite "assurances from me."
U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

U.N. finds 'clear and convincing' evidence of sarin gas in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A U.N. team of scientists said Monday it has found "clear and convincing evidence" of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Report: J.C. Penney shelving deal with Martha Stewart

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney has decided to shelve its relationship with Martha Stewart without waiting for a judge's ruling on a dispute with Macy's, the New York Post reports.

Philippine police inadvertently arrest suspected drug smuggler

MANILA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Korean man arrested last week for holding his one-month-old child hostage and beating his Filipino partner is being held on suspicion of international drugs trafficking.

Ackman dumps all his J.C. Penney stock

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Investor Bill Ackman is dumping his J.C. Penney Co. stock two weeks after quitting the board in a failed campaign to overhaul the struggling U.S. retailer.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Penney's board 'flying blind,' investor Ackman says

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co.'s board is "flying blind" and needs to oust Chairman Tom Engibous, investor Bill Ackman said in a letter Friday to the U.S. retailer's board.

J.C. Penney searches for new CEO

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co. is looking for a new chief executive officer after the U.S. department store chain's worst sales year in more than two decades, CNBC reported.
White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said he had "a good conversation" with some Senate Republicans concerning the U.S. debt ceiling.
Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

MOORE, Okla., May 22 (UPI) -- Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday across Moore, Okla., devastated by a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people two days earlier.

Healthcare, for the year, tops in CEO turnover

CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Chief executive officers at U.S. healthcare firms have experienced the most departures for 2013 compared to others, an employment firm said Wednesday.
J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

J.C. Penney close to securing $1.75B loan

PLANO, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- J.C. Penney Co. is close to securing a $1.75 billion loan that would be secured by the U.S. department store chain's property, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Young ballplayer revived after heart stops beating when hit by pitch

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- An 8-year-old baseball player in Rohnert Park, Calif., was revived after his heart stopped when he was struck in the chest by a baseball, officials said.
Markets climb Tuesday

Markets climb Tuesday

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. stocks closed higher for the second consecutive session, staging a two-day comeback after Friday's jobs report setback.

J.C. Penney brings back old CEO

PLANO, Texas, April 8 (UPI) -- It was out with the new and in with the old Monday for U.S. retailer J.C. Penney, which dumped chief executive Ron Johnson and brought back Myron E. Ullman III.

Cop steps down for racist Trayvon remark

WINTER PARK, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- A Winter Park, Fla., police officer retired after making a racist remark while discussing the Trayvon Martin shooting case with fellow officers, officials said.

Analyst: J.C. Penney may go bankrupt

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Struggling U.S. retailer J.C. Penney Co. may be heading for bankruptcy, a financial analyst said, downgrading the chain's prospects over the coming year.

COL BKB: Michigan State 70, Memphis 48

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 23 (UPI) -- Gary Harris pumped in 23 points Saturday and third-seeded Michigan State advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with a 70-48 cruise over Memphis.

COL BKB: Arizona 81, Belmont 64

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22 (UPI) -- Mark Lyons paced a strong shooting performance Thursday that boosted Arizona to an 81-64 decision over Belmont in the NCAA Tournament.
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