Failure to reach at least a modest debt deal could signal to investors that the US government is in a state of chaos and uncertainty. That could make the nation's jobs problem still worse.
The unemployment numbers also energize a sparring match between the Obama administration and Republicans over who has policies that deserve voter support in 2012.
Rick Ashburn of Creekside Partners dispels some myths from Meredith Whitney's controversial 'muni meltdown!' call.
Linda McMahon, U.S. Senate candidate from Connecticut, is being sued by the widow of wrestler Owen Hart for using his image.
Richard Blumenthal, front-runner in the Connecticut race for US Senate, said he served 'in Vietnam.' He didn't, and the 'misstatements' hurt his poll numbers. But opponents are tripping up, too.
How conscientious investors can engage with this hot commodity.
The collapse of Bear Stearns sends the central bank scrambling to ease fears.