Readers write about electronic employment verification and vacationing in Canada.
Bush says banking system 'basically sound,' but his team urges federal intervention.
The high food and commodity prices hurting most countries are buoying Brazil, a top exporter of minerals, soy, beef, chicken, and grains.
Passport confusion, a weak US dollar, and high gas prices appear to be fueling the steady decline.
A stock-market sag spilled into the second quarter, leaving little to be gained.
Readers write about the link between the US dollar and oil prices, and resolving the label dispute over same-sex unions.
Many nations have begun to tighten their credit reins in an effort to curb rising prices.
Uncertainty over oil prices is a factor in Wall Street edginess.
The weak dollar may push up energy prices by affecting supply, demand, and investor behavior.