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House, Senate Panels Take Up Revised Obama Budget

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Twin congressional budget panels are considering their responses to President Barack Obama's $3.6 trillion budget plan for 2010 as Obama himself troops to the Capitol to pitch it to Senate Democrats.

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Obama Claims Gains In Fight Against Economic Woes

Posted: 03/25/2009 - President Barack Obama claimed early progress Tuesday night in his aggressive campaign to lead the nation out of economic chaos and declared that despite obstacles ahead, "we're moving in the right direction."

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Education Chiefs To Weigh In On Budget

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Lawmakers who get the first turn fashioning a state budget this year will hear from North Carolina's education leaders about Gov. Beverly Perdue's spending proposal.

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Happy Monday: Wall Street Soars

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Wall Street got the news it wanted and responded with a tremendous rally that propelled the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 500 points.

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Major Retailers Push Alternatives To Card Check

Posted: 03/22/2009 - Three major retailers on Saturday laid out broad details of an alternative proposal they hope will fend off a deadlock over a hotly contested bill making it easier for workers to unionize.

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Obama Pursues Agenda Despite Bonus Brouhaha

Posted: 03/22/2009 - Knocked off balance by the bonuses brouhaha, President Barack Obama is relying on direct appeals to the public to refocus attention on his ambitious agenda and drive the debate.

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Protesters Visit AIG Officials' Lavish Conn. Homes

Posted: 03/22/2009 - A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.

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AIG Bonus Outrage Has Employees Living In Fear

Posted: 03/21/2009 - Longtime pillars of the community are now pariahs living in fear, hiding behind locked gates and security guards amid the public outrage over bonuses paid with taxpayer bailout money.

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Obama Returns To Campaign-Style Tactics For Budget

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Turning to his vast political network for the first time since the November election, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to use election-style tactics to help him push his $3.6 trillion budget proposal.

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Rethinking The Math Around Buying A Used Car

Posted: 03/20/2009 - For cash-strapped consumers shopping for a car, used would seem like the place to start. Not necessarily. A new one might actually be cheaper.

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Cherry Hospital Could Get Downsized

Updated: 03/19/2009 - North Carolina's proposed state budget would reduce the size of two state mental hospitals to save more than $6 million a year.

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The Dog Ate My... Money??

Posted: 03/18/2009 - One North Carolina woman found an unwelcome surprise when she took her dog for a walk.

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Private School Aid Proposal

Posted: 03/18/2009 - Republican legislators believe North Carolina could save money on public education by giving a $2,500 annual tax credit to most families who send their children to private schools.

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Asian Markets Edge Higher After Wall Street Rally

Posted: 03/18/2009 - Asian markets rose modestly Wednesday after an overnight surge on Wall Street boosted sentiment across the region, while Tokyo shares were buoyed by fresh support for the wobbly financial system from the Japanese central bank.

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Analysis: AIG Bonuses Put Cloud Over Treasury Boss

Posted: 03/18/2009 - If not distancing itself from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the White House is placing firmly on his shoulders responsibility for how the government handled the $165 million in bonuses paid to about 400 executives and traders at American International Group Inc.

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