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Miami Herald Census: Fewer Americans looking for new housing

Fewer Americans are looking for a new address than they were a decade ago.

Miami Herald Applications up slightly for US jobless aid

Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid continue to be anchored near seven-year lows.

Miami Herald Application 'inconsistencies' under health law

Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.

Miami Herald Senate moves toward vote on VA health care

The Senate is moving forward on a compromise bill to help veterans avoid long waits to see a doctor and make it easier to fire administrators who falsify records to cover up lengthy wait times.

Miami Herald HHS works to correct 2 million data discrepancies in marketplace applications

Washington - The Obama administration is contacting millions of Americans who signed up for marketplace health insurance about apparent discrepancies in the personal information they provided in their coverage applications.

Miami Herald Report: Florida leads U.S. in inmates released without supervision

The Pew Charitable Trusts reviewed “max-outs,” the number of inmates who serve full sentences and are released with no monitoring programs in place.

Miami Herald Lawmakers working on veterans' relief bill

A half dozen key lawmakers are trying to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

Miami Herald Medicaid and CHIP enrollment up 6 million during marketplace enrollment period

- Nationwide enrollment in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program has increased by more than 6 million people since marketplace enrollment began in October 2013 under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new government report.

Miami Herald Despite administration denials, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks Obama wants Cuba spy-swap

The Obama administration says it is not negotiating for the release of Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor arrested in Cuba in 2009 on alleged spy charges.

Miami Herald Fed survey: Economy showing improvement across US

A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy strengthening over the past two months in areas from manufacturing and construction to retail sales and bank lending.

Miami Herald APNewsBreak: Data discrepancies in health sign-ups

A government document provided to The Associated Press says more than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some.

Miami Herald VA says it has contacted vets left off wait list

The new Veterans Affairs chief says his department has reached out to all 1,700 veterans kept off an official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix hospital.

Miami Herald Senate Dems plan to push student loan refinance bill

Senate Democrats next week are expected to bring up a bill that would allow borrowers to refinance student loans at lower interest rates.

Miami Herald US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

U.S. service firms grew more quickly last month as production, hiring and new orders increased, a sign that the economy is accelerating after dipping at the start of the year.

Miami Herald US productivity falls at 3.2 percent rate in 1Q

U.S. productivity fell even more than previously thought in the January-March period while labor costs rose at a faster pace.

Miami Herald US trade deficit at two-year high in April

The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a two-year high in April, as exports declined and imports surged to a record high.

Miami Herald Survey: US companies added 179,000 jobs in May

A private survey shows U.S. businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months.

Miami Herald Car-ride services UberX and Lyft to compete in Miami

Uberx will join Lyft — which began offering rides two weeks ago — in offering ride-sharing, even though Miami-Dade County considers the services illegal.

Miami Herald Republicans offer alternative VA health care bill

Four Senate Republicans are proposing a bill that would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

Miami Herald Miami-Dade bans e-cigarette sales to minors

Earlier this year, Florida lawmakers outlawed the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

Miami Herald Miami drops 2016 Democratic National Convention bid

If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, she won't be accepting her party’s nomination in Miami.

Miami Herald Acting VA secretary pledges quick solution for scheduling problems

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, on Tuesday acknowledged that “not all veterans are getting access to the healthcare that they have earned” and pledged to make addressing the problems quickly the VA’s top priority.

Miami Herald US factory orders up for third month in April

Orders to U.S. factories rose for a third consecutive month in April, pushed higher by a surge in demand for military hardware. But a key category that signals business investment plans fell.

Miami Herald US home price gains slow in April amid tepid sales

U.S. home prices rose in April compared with a year earlier, but the increase was the smallest annual gain in 14 months. Price gains have slowed this year as sales have faltered.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Fort Lauderdale puts city services at your touch

Fort Lauderdale is trying to keep up with the times with an app to keep residents connected with the city.



Miami Herald Gov. Rick Scott vetoes speed limit bill, as he promised

The governor nixed legislation that would have have allowed the state to raise speed limits to 75 mph on highways.

Miami Herald Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

Miami Herald Fla. Gov. vetoes millions before signing budget

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a new $77 billion budget.

Miami Herald US construction spending up 0.2 percent in April

U.S. construction spending posted a modest gain in April, helped by increases in home building and government construction that lifted total activity to the highest level in five years.

Miami Herald Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system have been released by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.