| Nov 21, 2008
| 4:30 PM
State of the nation: The stock market is plunging again, credit markets are seizing up , Washington is paralyzed and Obama is invisible. Citigroup has lost half of its value in four days. Any auto bailout is on hold,......
| May 26, 2010
Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated...
| Jun 9, 2010
President Barack Obama and congressional
Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican...
| Jun 17, 2010
A day after agreeing to a $20 billion victims' compensation fund, BP's chief executive is ready to tell Congress that he was "personally devastated" by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and understands the anger that Americans feel toward him...
| Jun 20, 2010
| 7:51 AM
EMPIRE, La. -- It could have been a turnaround week in BP's campaign to convince the public that it's doing everything possible to contain the damage from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The company pledged to set aside $20 billion to...
| Jun 18, 2010
Congress was given a chance to vent its frustrations. And BP's top executive, the target of the rage, did what he hoped to do - deflect the most probing questions and avoid any serious gaffes.
While outrage filled the air, the much-awaited grilling of BP...
| Apr 17, 2010
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- As congressional investigators dig further into potential electronic problems in runaway Toyotas, the automaker is facing other safety concerns, recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans over rusting spare tire holders.
The recall Friday came as...
| May 6, 2010
| 3:33 PM
Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday.
The Home Star bill, passed 246-...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 4:01 AM
A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.
On the cusp of succeeding where numerous...
| May 12, 2010
Rep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system.
The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the...
| Aug 3, 2005
Noelle Brennan is no stranger to cabinets full of documents and long witness lists.
The newly appointed monitor who will be a watchdog over city hiring has investigated giant organizations before. And in one case, her work led to the largest sexual...