The $107 billion stimulus is now flowing to taxpayers, to spend or save as they see fit.
Debate is brewing over how the agency can attract greater numbers of older, more experienced volunteers. One key target group: retiring baby boomers.
The move brings greater focus to the conflict in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Odierno is set to succeed Petraeus in Iraq.
The federal deficit hit $311 billion for the first half of fiscal year 2008, up from $162 billion the year before.
Thousands of Californians will use the program, which provides taxpayers with filled-in statements.
Taiwan's vice-president elect meets with mainland China about a cross-straits economic stimulus plan.
Studies show that the rich are getting a lot richer, the poor a little poorer. The middle class is slipping.
A president needs inspiring rhetoric, savvy, and a like-minded public.
Petraeus and Crocker shared the stage with presidential hopefuls, who all had much at stake.
Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will describe Iraq's fragile state this week on Capitol Hill.