With more than 13 million Americans out of work and wage increases so modest they’re failing to keep up with inflation, voters have put the economy and jobs at the top of their checklist of presidential issues. The Republican candidates all share the same broad approach: Spur private-sector confidence and job creation through permanent tax cuts, reduced federal deficits, and lighter regulatory burdens on businesses. In the same vein, they generally call for efforts to boost trade, encourage domestic oil and gas production, and limit the power of organized labor. But who has the best economic plan?
Former CEO Jon Corzine testified before Congress on the bankruptcy of investment firm MF Global. Its swift collapse in late October recalled events leading to the financial crisis of 2008.
Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, but will there be enough Democratic fire power left in Massachusetts after he's gone?
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Occupy tents have been banned in New York City. The removal of the Occupy tents represents a betrayal of First Amendment rights.
The controversial Dodd-Frank bill, intended to block armed groups from reaping profits from Congo's mineral mining industry, is making inroads, according to a UN Group of Experts on Congo.