Will adding $9 trillion to the deficit become a political liability for Democrats in 2010 midterm elections?
The administration's plan includes enabling shareholders to act as checks on top executives' compensation and appointing a pay czar for bailed-out firms.
Mayor Ray Nagin, on a business trip, was confined to his hotel in Shanghai after a fellow plane passenger exhibited symptoms of swine flu.
A survey of 23 experts finds deep concern about Beijing's large dollar holdings
Higher US rates signal an economy on the mend, but they could also extend the housing slump and add to the federal debt.