Chile extends US winless streak in soccer

...contest, Portuguese great Luis Figo ? the 2001 world player of the year ? claimed the required support of five national federations by the entry deadline Thursday."I look at the reputation of FIFA right now and I don't like it. Football...


...statement Monday that Van Praag will send his official candidacy letter along with five declarations of support from national federations to FIFA headquarters today.Blatter is seeking a fifth presidential term in the May 29 ballot.? Goalkeeper Hope...

Taxes, regulations on the agenda for chairman

...concerns during committee hearings, says Kevin Kuhlman, director of legislative affairs with the advocacy group National Federation of Independent Business."He asks good, substantive questions and just keeps an open mind and just listens to...

US job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring

...employers could soon be forced to offer higher pay to attract new employees.A second report Tuesday from the National Federation of Independent Business, a small business group, added to the positive outlook. An NFIB monthly index of small...

Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...of the opposition comes from within the business community itself, like convenience-store operators and the National Federation of Independent Business' state chapter."Our members are also concerned by any discussion of raising taxes or...

Augusta-area merchants welcome Small Business Saturday

...of their way to do a campaign like this, it helps us. Any support we get is appreciated."According to the National Federation of Independent Business, shoppers spent about $5.7 billion in local establishments across the country last...

What small business can expect in the new Congress

...TAXES: Party differences dim chances for a federal income tax overhaul, says Dan Danner, the president of the National Federation of Independent Business. That would keep many individual business owners in a higher tax bracket than many corporations...

Qatar forfeits women's basketball game in protest over hijab ruling

...national level and the Asian Games is an international event."To get an exemption for domestic tournaments, national federations must petition FIBA to allow players to play with their heads covered, plus submit follow-up reports twice a...

National Federation of Independent Businesses endorses Nathan Deal for Georgia governor

The National Federation of Independent Businesses announced its endorsement of Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal during a news conference at Smith Tire Co. in Augusta on Friday.

Parents uncomfortable with their child playing football

...also show only a slight decline in the overall number of high school students playing football.According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, nearly 1.1 million students played 11-man football during the 2012-13...