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delaware-041714.jpg While Vice President Joe Biden has purportedly not decided whether he will run for president, his son Beau unveiled his plans for 2016 on Thursday. Beau Biden, who currently serves as Attorney General of Delaware, announced that he will not run for re-election this year and will instead run for Governor of Delaware in 2016.

EricCantor-041714.jpg After speaking with President Barack Obama by phone about stalled immigration reform legislation on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., claimed the president still does not understand how to work with the Republican-controlled House.

philadelphiaFed-041714.jpg Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has accelerated by much more than anticipated in the month of April, according to the results of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Business Outlook Survey released on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index of current activity climbed to 16.6 in April from 9.0 in March, with a positive reading indicating growth.

Jobless-Claims-041714.jpg After reporting initial jobless claims at their lowest level in almost seven years in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that claims rebounded slightly in the week ended April 12th. The Labor Department said initial jobless claims inched up to 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level of 302,000.

The United States has warned its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine, especially the Crimean Peninsula and eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lugansk due to the presence of Russian military forces in the Crimean Peninsula and on the eastern border of Ukraine. In a Travel Warning...

The US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jeju off South Korea's southwestern coast earlier on Wednesday, according to a Pentagon press release. The ill-fated ferry had more than 450 people aboard and...

The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to deescalate the situation, a Pentagon statement citing senior defense officials said. Incidentally, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen had echoed the US concern during a media...

Democratic-041614.jpg While Republicans will try to use the troubled rollout of Obamacare to their advantage in the upcoming midterm elections, the results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare.

MichaelBloomberg-041614.jpg Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted Wednesday that he has no plans to run for president and suggested that he will instead focus on efforts to prevent gun violence. Appearing on NBC's Today show, Bloomberg was asked if he intended to run for president and said, "No is the answer. Plain and simple."

Obama-Biden-041614.jpg President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to announce the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in new job training programs.

indusproduction-041614.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. rose by more than expected in the month of March, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report on Wednesday, with the report also showing a notable upward revision to the pace of production growth in the previous month. The report said industrial production increased by 0.7 percent in March after surging up by an upwardly revised 1.2 percent in February.

HousingStarts-041614.jpg Housing starts in the U.S. showed a notable increase in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, although starts still came in well below economist estimates. The report showed that housing starts climbed 2.8 percent to an annual rate of 946,000 in March from the revised February estimate of 920,000.

The United States and the United Nations have condemned the recent terrorists attacks in Nigeria in which dozens were killed and scores of others injured. Nigerian government has blamed Boko Haram, an armed radical Islamist militant group, for the attacks. "We condemn today's attack on Nyanya Motor...

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between the western military alliance, the European Union and with close partners, according to a statement issued Tuesday. "We need to train and exercise more together, for instance...

AlexSink-041514.jpg Despite pressure from national Democrats, Alex Sink revealed Tuesday that she won't attempt a rematch against Congressman David Jolly, R-Fla., in November. Sink, who narrowly lost to Jolly in a special election to replace the late Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., last month, was seen by many as Democrats' best chance to pick up the seat.