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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates last week in order to address a pressing concern: The risk of recession and of a breakdown in credit markets.
Blackwater shooting crisis rallies
An escalating controversy over the alleged shooting of Iraqi civilians by a
Money & Investing
Stocking up on slump-resistant picks
The housing downturn, credit crunch, gloomy employment data and a parade of maudlin financial forecasts have been enough to send some investors scrambling for bubble gum and beer.
Dollar should hold its own against yen
The Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates will continue to weigh heavily on the dollar this week but economic concerns hitting rival currencies will stave off deeper declines for the US currency.
Graft in US Army contracts spread from
On the fourth Sunday in July, John Lee Cockerham was here in his hometown for the baptism of his twin sons.
Auto workers set strike deadline in talks with GM
The United Automobile Workers union, in an unexpected move late Sunday night, set a strike deadline of this morning in negotiations with General Motors.
Company will monitor phone calls to tailor ads
Companies like Google scan their e-mail users’ in-boxes to deliver ads related to those messages. Will people be as willing to let a company listen in on their phone conversations to do the same?
Buy a laptop for a child, get another laptop free
One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to the developing world’s children, is reaching out to the public through an interesting marketing campaign.
US aims to lure insurgents with "bait"
Giuliani's rhetoric on terror contrasts with his record
As Rudolph Giuliani campaigns for president, he rarely misses a chance to warn about the threat from terrorists. "They hate you," he told a woman at an Altanta college. They "want to kill us," he told guests at a
Contractor blamed in DHS data breach
The FBI is investigating a major information technology firm with a $1.7bn Department of Homeland Security contract after it allegedly failed to detect cyber break-ins and then tried to cover up its deficiencies, investigators say.
Bloomingdale's readies for friendship heights
Chain plans to open this week in
As many as 100,000 anti-government protesters led by a phalanx of Buddhist monks marched Monday through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate in
Liberals stay mum on Throne Speech
Liberal leader Stephane Dion, still smarting from last week's by-election losses in
Proposed changes to
Sharia-bank bids trigger concerns
President Nestor Kirchner yesterday asked
Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori returned to Lima yesterday to face charges of corruption and sanctioning death-squad killings, a grim homecoming for the strongman who fled the country seven years ago as his government collapsed in scandal.
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