The spending bill Obama signed Wednesday eliminates a program that let some drivers deliver goods in the US.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
The $15 billion draft bailout comes with strict conditions and immense federal oversight.
Depending on their own point of view, they give thumbs up – or down – to Obama's and McCain's energy proposals.
Disconnect notices have risen sharply, indicating stress on more households.
Energy costs have become a driving force of inflation.