Economic retreat could hamper green investment – but it could also spur a drive to move economies away from fossil-fuel dependencies.
President-elect strikes tone of fiscal prudence by appointing efficiency officer.
Congress ponders its options – from better investment policing to a new watchdog.
Obama's stimulus plan may strive to prevent layoffs of public-sector workers in states, cities.
He’s likely to propose a credit of $500 per person to help stimulate the economy.
Absent more forceful US role, others make frantic bid to halt fighting.