Topic: University of Maryland
Washington’s self-imposed deadline to do something credible on the debt crisis before the Asian financial markets opened on Sunday passed in silence. "There could be extreme turmoil in markets," says one expert.
07/24/2011 09:17 pm
President Obama runs the risk of overexposure, not to mention alienating his base, if he keeps holding public chats about compromise on the debt ceiling. But he's got his reasons for being so vocal.
07/22/2011 04:27 pm
On the fifth anniversary of the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, the border remains calm as both sides worry about the scale of devastation a new war would bring.
07/12/2011 10:02 am
US economy added just 18,000 jobs in June, a sign the recovery is dragging. The unemployment rate rose from 9.1 to 9.2 percent. Still, most economists see a pickup in second half of 2011.
07/08/2011 12:47 pm
Americans may not be able to name all the articles of the Constitution, but they’ve been taught its ethic for most of their lives. Equality and tolerance are instilled in them. After religious persecution drove me from my native Pakistan, that is why I gratefully call America "home."
07/01/2011 10:00 am
Asteroid Vesta has been coming into focus as NASA's Dawn probe comes in for close-up photos, but a mysterious dark spot has scientists scratching their heads.
06/15/2011 01:58 am
A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.
06/10/2011 02:59 pm
Syrian protesters have so far been unable to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in large part because physical repression has served as a powerful deterrent against their goals. The risk of death, torture, or imprisonment for life can shake even the most resolute, courageous, and determined demonstrator. Yet physical repression is not the only reason why the protesters have suffered serious setbacks. Middle East expert Bilal Y. Saab of The University of Maryland gives us seven other factors that explain why things might get worse before they get better for the protesters in Syria.
06/10/2011 01:59 pm
Conservatives may usually oppose tax increases, but it looks like some in Washington might go for a carbon tax
06/03/2011 03:45 pm
Slowdowns in car sales, manufacturing, home sales, and job creation collectively shook the stock market. Both the Dow and S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent Wednesday.
06/01/2011 06:32 pm