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WSJ Live Anchor & WSJ reporter. Politics & economics nerd. Runner. Animal print lover.

What Will Lift Americans’ Wages? CEOs Weigh In — Is the economy really improving if American's don't see the gains in their paychecks? The economy grew at a steady clip last quarter and the unemployment rate in October fell to 5.8% - its lowest point since the summer of 2008.

Insurer CEO: Morcellator Decision ‘Personal’ — For insurer Highmark Inc., the decision to stop covering a procedure using a surgical tool that can spread cancer wasn't just a corporate call - it was personal. "We were not going to duck the difficult issues," Highmark Health Chief Executive Office David Holmberg said in an interview at The Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, "and this one became a very personal issue."

How the Kansas City Royals Could Save Roberts, Brownback — If two embattled Kansas Republicans manage to eke out victories on Election Day, they may have the Kansas City Royals to thank. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a tight race with Democrat , while Sen. Pat Roberts is fighting to win a fourth term against independent candidate Greg Orman.

GOP Senate Candidate Puts Colorado Democrats Off-Balance — GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.-Rep. Cory Gardner isn't the Senate candidate Democrats were expecting to face-and that fact is driving this year's race here. Freshman Sen. Mark Udall and his fellow Colorado Democrats planned their campaign imagining a contest against Ken Buck, a tea-party Republican with a history of making controversial comments.

Video Report: Colorado Outcome Could Be Sneak Peek at 2016 — DENVER- A heated Senate race in Colorado might just be a sneak preview to see which party has what it takes to win the presidency in 2016. It's the only Senate race where two candidates, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep.

2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky? — Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? The hottest race of the 2014 midterms pits Ms. Grimes, a Democrat and Kentucky's secretary of state, against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the shrewdest political tacticians in Congress.

Aging Americans Boost Share of Population Who Receive Government Benefits — More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. But this time the baby boomers may be responsible for the slight uptick. Nearly half of Americans, 49.5%, lived in a household where at least one person was receiving some type of government benefit in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Census Department data.

One Canadian Employer Spends 13 Years to Close Gender Gap in Pay — Should female secretaries be paid at the same rate as male landscapers? That was one of the many questions facing McGill University in Montreal as it launched a sweeping program, required by Quebec law, to ensure gender pay equity among its roughly 12,000 full-time equivalent employees.

We Asked a Male Executive How He Balances Work and Family — Top female executives get this question all the time: How do you balance work and family? So when PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz stopped by The Wall Street Journal after a recent White House summit on working families, we turned the tables and asked him how he does it.

Matt Lauer Explains the GM Mom Question — When NBC News' Matt Lauer scored an interview with Mary Barra, chief executive of embattled General Motors , he probably didn't expect to find himself in the hot seat. But that's exactly what has happened since Lauer's Today Show interview with the GM CEO Thursday, after he asked her if she could be both a good mother and a good chief executive.
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Dec 19, 2014

"The vast majority of people are just trying to do the right thing," Obama says. "People are basically good."

Dec 19, 2014

Smart question at the WH presser from @AprilDRyan about the state of black America as we end 2014

Dec 19, 2014

"The woman’s life is not altered.” – Missouri lawmaker on women deciding whether or not to have an abortion

Dec 19, 2014

@lecafecoffee + @lululemon thanks for the free coffee this morning. Perfect way to start a Friday!

Dec 18, 2014

Jeb Bush begins the great unwinding of his financial entanglements. FT reports he's stepping down at Barclays

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