Topic: Political Policy
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 9931, below the symbolically important 10000 mark. It has slid in five of the past six weeks. Debt in Europe and tepid US job market are triggers.
06/04/2010 06:04 pm
The US wants to tighten sanctions on North Korea. Can it tighten economic sanctions on a country without much of an economy?
06/04/2010 05:22 pm
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US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says joint US-South Korean military exercises may wait while the UN considers accusations that North Korea sank a South Korean warship.
06/04/2010 12:45 pm
The Afghan peace conference wrapped up Friday by urging the government to take step towards negotiations with insurgents.
06/04/2010 12:37 pm
Private sector businesses added just 41,000 new jobs in May, leading Republicans to criticize Obama's economic plan. But analysts see a few bright spots.
06/04/2010 12:33 pm
'As safe as Seattle,' says a transplant to Mérida, Mexico, where there is no sign of the violent drug war waging in the north. Expatriates are fast buying and renovating colonial haciendas.
06/04/2010 12:14 pm
US Sen. Jim Webb canceled his June 3 visit to Burma following a report on the claims of a high-level defector that the junta is mining uranium and working with North Korea to develop a nuclear bomb.
06/04/2010 11:14 am
A "bank tax" should be designed as broadly as possible, and not on specific transactions or on specific institutions - like banks.
06/04/2010 10:44 am
By taking bold actions during the financial crisis, the Fed ventured into fiscal policy. Now, Congress is pushing back.
06/04/2010 12:40 am