At the White House to discuss Afghanistan and the global economy, British Prime Minister David Cameron was instead questioned by reporters about allegations that BP pressured Scotland to free the Lockerbie bomber in a bid to improve business ties with Libya.
07/20/2010 08:12 pm
While Senate pushes unemployment extension, federal data shows more North Dakotans hold jobs than ever before. Alaska is also near its record.
07/20/2010 07:36 pm
Macy's, Target, and other retailers hope to draw shoppers with deep discounts after two months of weak retail sales.
07/20/2010 03:32 pm
With the end of the BP oil spill in sight, Obama orders federal agencies to zone human uses of coastal seas (and the Great Lakes). It won't be easy but it is essential.
07/19/2010 01:05 pm
Today's conservatives often use a jingoistic brand of patriotism to criticize rivals.
07/19/2010 10:50 am
Many states are turning to legalized gambling to help fill holes in their budgets. But gambling revenue is not a long-term fix for budget problems.
07/17/2010 10:04 am
George Steinbrenner had a long history of political contributions as well as baseball expenditures. Some of those donations got him in serious legal trouble, but they are most notable for how evenly he supported both Republicans and Democrats.
07/16/2010 05:41 pm
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Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was hit from behind on his motorcycle Thursday, south of Boston.
07/16/2010 12:52 pm
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
07/15/2010 09:40 pm