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  • Haiti begins to see emergency aid

    Shipments from the U.S., China, France and Spain have landed in Port-au-Prince. U.S. Army personnel are expected today; the first Navy ship is due Friday. Meanwhile, survivors seek food and water. Promised emergency aid from abroad began flowing into...
  • President Obama To Banks: "We Want Our Money Back"

    President Obama To Banks: "We Want Our Money Back"
    Vowing to recover "every single dime the American people are owed," President Obama today proposed a new tax on the nation's largest financial institutions to recover projected losses from the government's bailouts. "We want our money back and we're...
  • ACORN foe had honed his gonzo video tactics before

    Before a pimp outfit made him famous and a hidden camera in a senator's office made him infamous, James O'Keefe honed his undercover videomaking skills with a trip to Capitol Hill and a bank prank. The gonzo style that inspired O'Keefe to dress up like a...
  • $1.8 Million Set Aside For Foreclosure Prevention Program

    $1.8 Million Set Aside For Foreclosure Prevention Program
    If your home's about to go into foreclosure you've got plenty of company. Experts say foreclosures were up 15% last month over a year ago. But help could be on the way. On Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a new $1.8...
  • AIG Bonuses Required Under Connecticut Labor Law, Company Says

    AIG Bonuses Required Under Connecticut Labor Law, Company Says
    The $165 million AIG bonus flap that has caused outrage around the nation has its roots in a provision of Connecticut labor law that political leaders say needs to be changed. The embattled insurance giant, which has received about $170 billion in...
  • AIG Could Have Skirted Connecticut Law On Bonuses, Experts Say

    Well before paying out bonuses, AIG decided that a threatening provision in the Connecticut Wage Act left the company no choice but to go ahead with $165 million in "retention pay" to the employees who helped drive the company into the ground. The...
  • Did Obama overreach with GM and Chrysler?

    Did Obama overreach with GM and Chrysler?
    Today's topic: How deeply involved -- if at all -- should the government be in the operations of a firm it's supplying with aid on the scale of General Motors and Chrysler? Complete Dust-Up: Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3 Barack Obama, president and CEO of...
  • Battle Shaping Up Between North Texas Banks

    You can almost hear the sound of money at Worthington National Bank in Fort Worth. The community bank, with four branches, has seen a cash infusion from customers. "They take care of their customers", says Linda Thomas. "We just like doing business here"....
  • Hope For Homeowners

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The Obama administration is crafting a mortgage-rescue program that would see Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ease payments for hundreds of thousands of borrowers and offer a model for Wall Street to do the same, sources familiar with...
  • Scalise Announces $3 Million for Damaged Roads and Bridges

    (Metairie) - Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has made $3 million in emergency relief funds immediately available to Louisiana to help pay for urgent repairs for roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane...
  • Jindal Supports Obama's Small Business Plan

    Governor Bobby Jindal says he's outraged at AIG for handing out millions of dollars in bonuses to company executives after receiving bailout money. The Governor and President Obama may not always see eye to eye on things, but on Monday, both men came...
  • Consumer Chief Farrell Says State Has No Legal Authority Over AIG Bonuses

    Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. has concluded that the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act provides no legal authority over the $218 million in bonuses that have been paid out by American International Group since December. AIG...