Post-Katrina, New Orleans looks to diversify its economy beyond tourism. But plans for a mammoth biomedical facility mean historic homes will be relocated, or razed.
Erskine Bowles is co-chairman of the presidential deficit commission, which votes Friday on US fiscal plan. As president of the University of North Carolina system, he's no stranger to budget-cutting. He's had to trim more than $550 million and 1,000 jobs.
Senate Republicans pledge not to take up any issues, including extending unemployment benefits, until the Bush tax cuts and federal spending bills are sorted out.
The Supreme Court will look at whether an Arizona campaign-finance law that discourages candidates from spending large amounts of money is constitutional.
Cyber Monday offers great deals, but don't shop sites you don't trust, says North Carolina's attorney general.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with the offshore drilling industry Monday in Houma, La. The event highlighted building tensions in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.
The Food and Drug Administration has told four manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, including the makers of Four Loko, to remove the caffeine from their drinks.
Nancy Pelosi wins her bid to remain leader of the House Democrats, as leadership on both sides of the aisle remains largely the same – despite Election 2010's mandate for change.