Topic: The Christian Science Monitor
'The X-Factor,' another singing reality competition, debuts Wednesday. At what point will the US public hit singing TV saturation? Not yet, suggest experts and critics.
09/21/2011 08:19 pm
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will drive down long-term interest rates through a strategy called 'Operation Twist.' The move has already pushed mortgage rates to historic lows, but Wall Street appears to have doubts about the plan's broader economic impact.
09/21/2011 07:17 pm
Both leaders spoke Wednesday at the UN. Obama explained the US approach toward the Palestinians' bid for independence, while the French president tried to establish a new timeline.
09/21/2011 05:04 pm
Even as home sales increased in August, median prices fell. Experts point to a 'shadow inventory' of homes that will eventually face foreclosure and say prices won't keep up with inflation for years.
09/21/2011 03:53 pm
With a devoted following and a unique message, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul could have incentive to run as a third-party candidate. But he says political realities make that impossible.
09/21/2011 02:47 pm
By saying the rich should pay their 'fair share' in taxes, President Obama is taking up an argument that Democrats have largely avoided for years. With a presidential election and 'supercommittee' budget cuts in the balance, the political stakes could hardly be higher.
09/21/2011 10:00 am
Rick Perry met with Donald Trump last week. Mitt Romney is set to meet with him next week. Michele Bachmann met him in July. Why are all the Republican presidential candidates lining up?
09/21/2011 09:45 am
Iran today set free two US hikers accused of espionage whose release had been stalled by a rift between President Ahmadinejad and the Iranian judiciary.
09/21/2011 09:29 am
In a move animal activists hope will spread like other trends emanating from the West Coast, West Hollywood, Calif., has taken one step closer to becoming the first, fur-free city in the US.
09/20/2011 07:59 pm
Indications that Greece might not default on its debt, as well as reports that the Federal Reserve has a new plan to stimulate the economy, prompted a solid day on Wall Street.
09/20/2011 07:57 pm