Effort to extend jobless benefits stalls in Senate

U.S. House Speaker Boehner is flanked by House Majority Leader Cantor as he holds a news conference after a House Republican caucus meeting in Washington

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Efforts to renew emergency federal jobless benefits for 1.5 million Americans stalled in the Senate on Tuesday when Democrats and Republicans rejected each other's proposals.

Both sides vowed to keep looking for a compromise, but it appeared unlikely they would find one before next week's Senate recess. (Reuters)

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