Most of the guns seized by Mexican authorities are from the US, says a Government Accountability Office report.
Supporters and critics agree that it greatly empowers consumers and changes the credit-card industry.
The plan to crack down on individuals who hide cash in foreign accounts has broad support. But eliminating tax havens for American companies could put them at a disadvantage internationally, experts say.
The US may have headed off a deeper recession by investing hundreds of billions into major companies. But it drives up deficits and creates uncertainty among investors.
With billions at stake, there's major concern about lack of accountability – especially with so many private contractors involved.
In Tokyo, nearly 30 countries pledged $5.28 billion to bolster its weak economy and government.
The House passed a bill giving some homeowner relief. Now it's on to the Senate.
Though the Pentagon budget is slated to rise, he confronts an urgent need to force greater discipline on military spending.