- President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
- Trek Bicycle Corp. is known for its bikes made for everyone from kids on training wheels to competitors at the Tour de France. But now the company is in the middle of another kind of race -- the one for governor.
- Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.