It is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's second attempt at implementing such a system, which officials say is critical to maintaining the security of the nation's food supply.
The bill would allow stores with less than 10,000 square feet of interior selling space to be open on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
American Airlines is promising to run a near-normal operation today, and that would be just fine for the tens of thousands of passengers who were stranded by a mammoth technology meltdown.
Investors say China's government has trouble reporting accurate numbers in key sectors.
The failure causes cascading delays and cancellations, stranding thousands of passengers in the U.S.
The international group says government cuts will keep global growth at 3.3 percent this year.
Investors are worried European countries could sell off gold reserves to help their debt problems.
Google and Facebook lead the way as an analyst says the rest of online ads grew by just 3.8 percent.
Strong earnings help drive the markets back up after the worst day since November.