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  • State officials pan for gold in D.C.

    State officials pan for gold in D.C.
    Last month, a flock of Californians streamed through Washington's halls of power seeking federal money for the state's slumping economy, gridlocked transportation system and troubled schools. To their delight, they found a Democratic administration with a...
  • World leaders gear up for G-20 and G-8 summits in Canada

    World leaders gear up for G-20 and G-8 summits in Canada
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend. Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...
  • GM Prepares for Bankruptcy Protection Announcement

    GM Prepares for Bankruptcy Protection Announcement
    General Motors Corp. was making final preparations Sunday for its bankruptcy protection announcement after bondholders accepted a sweetened deal, smoothing the way for the company's reorganization. A statement from a group of large, institution...
  • Economy 'will bottom out this year:' W.H.

     
    by Mark Silva The nation's economy should be starting its recovery by the end of this year, President Barack Obama's chief economic adviser said today. ""I have every expectation, as do private forecasters, that we will bottom out this year,"......
  • So what do Obama's aides drive?

     
    by Frank James Politico used President Barack Obama's crackdown on GM and Chrysler to take a look at the kind of cars senior members of the administration drive. They found a lot of "foreign" cars. An excerpt: A survey of......
  • Obama: Economy not 'out of woods yet'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who has spoken of seeing "glimmers of hope'' in the American economy, today plans to temper his optimism with a clear-eyed look at the challenges of rising unemployment and other problems still plaguing the......
  • Obama: 'Glimmers of hope' in economy

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, after meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and others today, suggested that the economy is starting to show some "glimmers of hope.'' The president had met with Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Timothy...
  • Larry Summers: 'Free fall' ending

     
    by Mark Silva So Wells Fargo & Co., which collected $25 billion in bailout assistance from the federal government, turns in a record, $3 billion profit during the first quarter of the year. And the stock market rallies - the......
  • Harold & Kumar: White Castle to House

     
    By Rebecca Cole Now that his character on Fox's House has been killed off with a suicide, actor Kal Penn is moving on to a bigger house: the White House. Most widely known from his "Harold and Kumar" movies --......
  • Obama's Latin tour: Reengaging America

     
    by Mark Silva During a four-day spree of diplomacy that started in Mexico on Thursday and returns President Barack Obama to Washington today, the new American president has attempted to stake productive new relationships on three fronts within a...
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'No czars in White House'

     
    by Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel was "a big shot'' before President Barack Obama made him chief of staff - so notes the interviewer today. Emanuel, financially set after a stint on Wall Street, congressman from Illinois and architect of the......
  • Larry Summers' cat-nap at credit talks

     
    by Mark Silva Listen, they are burning the midnight oil at the Treasury Department these days, what with billions of dollars going out the door to bail out the economy. And over at the White House, where Larry Summers serves......