Short-selling ban in the United States in 2008 crisis didn't stop stocks from falling more than 20 percent. Critics blast short-selling ban in Europe as 'political smoke screen.'
Continuing a tradition first started by one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, President Obama will host an iftar dinner Wednesday evening at 8:30 in the State Dining Room to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president is no stranger to the sunset fast-breaking meal – he likely attended many as a boy in Indonesia – but Wednesday’s event comes with a star-studded guest list and an agenda: reaching out to an important, and often embattled constituency.
College degrees, despite their high cost, allow workers to earn $2.3 million over a lifetime. Those without college degrees earn $1.3 million.
In boosting Japanese morale and self-confidence, Japan's Women's World Cup victory could translate into better relations between America and its most important Asian ally. To help that along, President Obama should invite the US and Japan soccer teams to the White House.
The second quarter – and its fundraising – come to a close at midnight Thursday. For some candidates struggling in the polls, these early numbers could hint at the beginning of the end of their campaigns.
Local journalists in the targeted Afghan province say they have no knowledge of the Haqqani leader or of an airstrike. But the quick response to the InterContinental attack has given a peek into the US approach in coming years.
Neither Afghan nor American observers expect the Kabul attack on the InterContinental Hotel to shut down the peace process.