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Obama: Every Voice Must Be Heard On Health Reform

Posted: 03/06/2009 - President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system Thursday and heard only applause and agreement when he told them there's "a clear consensus that the need for health care reform is here and now."

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Workers Clobbered By Relentless Layoffs

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Cost-cutting employers are resorting to even bigger layoffs as they scramble to survive the recession, feeding insecurities among those who still have jobs and those who desperately want them.

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Motorcoach Safety

Updated: 03/05/2009 - How safe is it to travel on motorcoach buses like those involved in this morning's crash in Jones County?

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Contractors Look To Military Bases

Updated: 07/01/2009 - As thousands of Marine families begin to move to Eastern Carolina, dozens of contractors here in the east are trying to get a piece of the pie.

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Source: Obama To Order Govt Contracting Overhaul

Posted: 03/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to change how government contracts are awarded and who can earn them, a move his aides say would save taxpayers about $40 billion a year by making the process more competitive.

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World Stock Markets Rise Amid China Stimulus Hopes

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Asian stock markets rebounded Wednesday as hopes China would expand measures to revive its economy countered growing signs of economic decay in the U.S. and other major countries. European shares also gained.

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British PM Urges Faith In Free Markets To Congress

Posted: 03/04/2009 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants members of Congress who are eager to protect U.S. businesses against foreign competition to have more faith in free markets.

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Obama Tries To Pump Up Confidence In The Economy

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Trying to pump up the nation's confidence, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Wall Street has been hammered so hard that "buying stocks is a potentially good deal," and he dispatched top aides to Capitol Hill to defend his plans for pulling the economy out of its deep recession.

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Democrats Reach Deal On Mortgage Relief Bill

Posted: 03/04/2009 - House Democrats, under pressure from a group of moderates in their ranks and the banking lobby, agreed Tuesday to narrow legislation that gives bankruptcy judges the power to force lenders to rewrite mortgages for debt-strapped homeowners.

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Sources: AIG To Get Up To $30B More In Fed Aid

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Struggling insurer American International Group Inc. will receive up to $30 billion in additional federal assistance in the fourth government rescue of the company, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday.

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States' Budget Woes Will Outlast The Recession

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Even after $135 billion in federal aid gets spent, many states will be staring down budgetary black holes unless they initiate dramatic spending cuts or tax increases, or both.

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Wen Warns Economic Crisis Spreading In China

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Premier Wen Jiabao warned that the impact of the global financial crisis was still spreading in China and the country faces the long and arduous task of combating its effects.

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Parents Opting For Pre-Paid College Plans

Posted: 02/28/2009 - Parents of college bound students are looking at other ways to finance their kids' costs...some parents who were paying into "529" plans for their kids' college education are now considering state prepaid plans.

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Analysis: Obama's Budget Goals Depend On Recovery

Posted: 02/28/2009 - President Barack Obama's ambitious plans for a new era of big-government activism depend on a full economic recovery — and those prospects don't look good anytime soon.

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Airline Pay Toilets? Ignore That Beverage Cart

Updated: 02/28/2009 - When nature calls at 30,000 feet, is $1.40 a wee price to pay? Or could it force passengers without correct change into a whole new kind of holding pattern?

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