Miami Herald Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

Top environmental officials for four Republican presidents are telling Congress what many Republican lawmakers won't: Action is needed on global warming.

Miami Herald Lawmakers press GM on report's findings

House members say they still have many questions about General Motors' delayed recall of small cars, including whether the company's culture has truly changed.

Miami Herald US current account deficit jumps from 14-year low

A drop in U.S. exports and lower income from overseas investments drove the U.S. current account deficit to its highest level in 18 months.

Miami Herald Investors to seek clues from Fed on rate increase

A stay-the-course message is expected from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday after it ends a two-day policy meeting.

Miami Herald New HHS report touts federal marketplace premiums and plan availability

A new report by the Obama administration suggests that most people who purchased government subsidized health insurance on found affordable coverage and a wide selection of health plans on the federal insurance marketplace.

Miami Herald Miami’s Gayles confirmed as first openly gay black male judge on federal bench

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Darrin P. Gayles reached an American milestone Tuesday when the U.S. Senate confirmed him as a federal judge, making Gayles the first openly gay black male jurist to sit on the bench.

Miami Herald Political matchups set for Miami-Dade commission, property appraiser

Two Miami-Dade County commissioners were automatically reelected Tuesday after drawing no opposition.

Miami Herald House GOP measure blocks IRS on political groups

A GOP-controlled House committee has unveiled legislation to block the Internal Revenue Service from issuing new rules intended to rein in the use of tax-exempt groups for political campaigning.

Miami Herald US CEOs more optimistic on hiring, sales this year

Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by greater optimism about hiring and sales.

Miami Herald US home building declined 6.5 percent in May

The pace of U.S home construction slipped in May with many Americans still struggling to afford new houses.

Miami Herald US consumer prices rise 0.4 percent in May

U.S. consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than a year as the cost of food and gasoline showed big gains and airline fares jumped by the largest amount in 15 years.

Miami Herald Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world in the Pacific Ocean.

Miami Herald Democrats’ first ad has old theme: Rick Scott and Medicare fraud

The Florida Democratic Party's first TV spot of the 2014 governor's race airs this week and attacks Gov. Rick Scott over an old weakness: Medicare fraud.

Miami Herald Financial records show Scott, Crist net worth increased

Documents show Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth at $132.7 million, and Charlie Crist’s net worth at 1.25 million, last year.

Miami Herald Miami Dolphins deal set for vote by Miami-Dade County Commission

Miami-Dade would pay Dolphins $4 million to host the Super Bowl, in return for having the Dolphins arrange $350 million in renovations to their stadium without county help.

Miami Herald Shaky stats fuel power plant debate

President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.

Miami Herald Stalled Voting Rights Act gets June 25 Senate hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a June 25 hearing on a long-stalled bill to repair the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court weakened the landmark civil rights legislation by weakening key provisions last year.

Miami Herald Administration, allies push for minimum wage hike

Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday with kitchen workers at a local restaurant and deliver a lunchtime plea for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.

Miami Herald Florida Gov. signs bill to ok use of pot strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

Miami Herald With economy hazy, Fed is unlikely to shift course

When Federal Reserve officials gather this week and Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters, investors will be seeking clues to two big questions:

Miami Herald Hotel taxes aren’t enough to pay Miami-Dade’s Super Bowl tab

The Miami Dolphins want $4 million from hotel taxes to host the Super Bowl. The big game hasn’t boosted hotel taxes enough to cover that in prior years.

Miami Herald Obama to sign order extending LGBT protections

President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

Miami Herald US factory output rebounded in May after April dip

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after in shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture.

Miami Herald US homebuilder confidence up in June, remains low

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about the housing market but don't think it is healthy yet.

Miami Herald IMF lowers estimate of US economic growth in 2014

The International Monetary Fund foresees the U.S. economy growing a modest 2 percent this year, below its previous estimate of 2.7 percent.

Miami Herald Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt increase

Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in April to another record high even though China cut back on its holdings for a third straight month.

Miami Herald Common Core upsets home-schooling parents

Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.

Miami Herald University of Miami to benefit from $300-million plan to boost cancer research in Florida

Backers of a bill, which awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature, want Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to get the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

Broward's favorite daughter behind in money and polls

Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months.

Miami Herald So far, Miami-Dade commissioners’ campaign money has gone toward raising more of it

With Election Day still two months away, candidates have focused on fundraising.