Relief that the election is over could put some consumers in more of a spending mood.
A government mired in debt combined with a recession will make the path to recovery difficult for the president-elect.
A man once wealthy learns to live among the homeless.
Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.
But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
Americans elect their first black president and deal a blow to an era of Republican ascendancy.
Condoleezza Rice heads to the area for a summit of powers promoting peace.
He says he was forced to stand guard as others were tortured and killed.