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Business Latest: Senate must keep US running

It's up to the Senate to pass a huge spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen
A general view of the U.S. Capitol dome can be seen to the carriage entrance to the U.S. Senate in Washington
A general view of the U.S. Capitol dome can be seen to the carriage entrance to the U.S. Senate in Washington December 11, 2014. Congressional Democrats...

UP TO THE SENATE TO KEEP THE U.S. RUNNING: It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following. Read more

WHERE BATTLE BETWEEN FOUNDING FATHERS AND INTERNET IS HEADED: Technology doesn’t just change our lives—it consequently changes what the government considers to be a reasonable invasion of our privacy. Read more 

WHAT CFOs SAY IS THE BIGGEST STORY OF 2014: The past year has seen unpredictable geopolitical stresses; heightened market volatility due to fears of a slowdown in China and intractable problems on the European continent, controversial crackdowns on corporate practices—tax inversions, for example; and regulatory issues with huge implications, such as net neutrality. But the biggest story of the year? Read more

OIL HITS STOCKS; WORST WEEK OF 2014 FOR DOW, S&P 500: Read more