Republicans are poised to cut spending, increase tax cuts, and refocus on homeowners.
US output fell 3.8 percent at the end of 2008, but exports slid at a 20 percent rate.
Inauguration Day poet delivers verse in a tradition of hope.
'First Farmer' competition winners named.
Blagojevich's replacement, known as populist with an unassuming manner, has inherited a state government in crisis.
The most optimistic estimates foresee shaving two percentage points from joblessness rates.
Industry-watchers consider the future of renewables, defense, and other sectors.