Democrats are looking at early voting data from several key states and suggesting that Election Day might not be too bad for them. But experts say the data are unclear.
A survey of 71 nations placed the US third in entrepreneurial performance, after Denmark and Canada.
The importance of place to Jewish and Muslim identity intensifies Israeli-Palestinian conflicts over land, as illustrated by the disputed construction of a museum affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Jerusalem's Mamilla cemetery.
Zachary Chesser and Paul Rockwood are two American Muslims charged with plotting to commit acts of violent jihad. Both had alleged connections with Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric in Yemen who may have motivated November's Fort Hood rampage.
Financial reform legislation hammered out Friday between the House and Senate is the biggest set of new bank regulations since the Depression. But experts disagree on whether it can eliminate 'too big to fail' banks and prevent future bailouts.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee almost $6 trillion in mortgages. The cost of fixing them will be the largest US bailout ever.
In the Gulf oil spill crisis, President Obama has shied away from theatrical moments that symbolize he's in charge. Tuesday's Oval Office speech is his attempt to take charge on his own terms.
American economic policymaking is dominated by the widely taught and cited neo-Keynesian synthesis, which argues for government intervention on the ground that markets are not efficient.