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Republicans call for end to 'War on Poverty'

Some lawmakers in Washington marked the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" by admonishing it.  Republicans argue that  the "Big Government" approach to poverty isn't working.

Bad news for Velveeta cheese lovers

For cheese lovers this is the worst possible news, and it couldn't come at a worse time. Kraft foods is warning of a possible shortage in Velveeta.

Good news on the job front

Good news on the jobs front, private sector hiring gained momentum last month. That's according to Payroll Processor ADP. ADP is reporting the U.S. added 238-thousand private sector jobs in December.

New Year's Resolution: Try running to burn calories

Running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories, up to 600 calories per hour and whether you are a long time runner or new to the sport, there are tips for getting the most out of your workout.

Senate confirms Janet Yellen as next leader of Federal Reserve

The U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the next leader of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, is the first women to lead the institution in its 100-year history. She succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second term ends this month.

Consumer Electronics Show 2014 starts Monday

The International Consumer Electronics show kicked off in Las Vegas, today (Monday). CES is one of the year's biggest showcases for new gadgets.

New Seattle Mayor wants higher minimum wage

The new mayor of Seattle is already making changes. Mayor Ed Murray ordered his administration to develop a plan to pay all city workers at least 15-dollars an hour.

ASARCO site report reveals unhealthy toxin levels

Unhealthy levels of lead, arsenic, and mercury may be putting the health of several West El Paso residents at risk, according to a new soil study conducted in and around the site of the ASARCO smelter.

Are wealthy U.S. Catholics skittish about Pope's dig at capitalism?

  At least one wealthy donor in New York City is skittish about Pope Francis' comments about capitalism.

Out with the old, in with the new light bulbs

America's most popular light bulbs are about to become much harder to find. Incandescent light bulbs start phasing out Wednesday.

New Year's Eve Time Square Ball raised and ready

The famous New Year's Eve Ball is in place above Times Square. It will come down at the stroke of midnight tonight (Tuesday) as the New Year arrives in New York!

Battling the winter blues

The cold and dark days of winter can definitely make some folks feel down, but before your invest in light therapy, investigate other potential mood busters.

Sotomayor to help usher in 2014 at Time Square Celebration

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will help usher in 2014 in New York's Times Square. The Bronx native will push the ceremonial button lowering the famous crystal ball Tuesday night.

Good news for home buyers

Some good news if you're in the market for a new home. A mortgage fee hike that was set to take effect in April has been put on hold, and may be canceled. The increase would have hit loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

New poll: Americans happy with Pope Francis

Pope Francis is about to celebrate his first Christmas at the Vatican and a new poll suggests American Catholics are happy he's at the helm of their church.