BP settlement: Anadarko Petroleum Coro., which had a has 25 percent working interest in BP's Macondo Prospect, the site of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion, will pay BP $4 billion toward cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Kinder Morgan purchased rival pipeline operator El Paso Corp for $21 billion, creating what will be by far the country's largest pipeline distributor of natural gas.
Nearly 500 Palestinians are scheduled to be released by Israel Tuesday in an exchange for soldier Gilad Shalit. Here’s the status of seven well-known prisoners (See the whole list here):
To promote his jobs bill, Obama is rolling down the highway this week in a $1.1 million black bus, code-named 'Stagecoach.' The bus, it seems, has some big assets over Air Force One or the traditional motorcade.
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward. But whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, the nation eventually rallies and moves forward.
Stocks in Europe lose some gains after German finance minister cautions on eurozone solution. Stocks are up 11.6 percent over the past nine days.