The financial health of the government's two biggest benefit programs may have slipped over the past year, reflecting the deep recession that has already bitten into other areas of the budget.
President Barack Obama's goal of health insurance for all Americans is getting a boost from unlikely allies.
Home prices fell in nearly nine out of every 10 U.S. cities in the first quarter of this year as first-time buyers looking for bargains dominated the market.
The compensation received by Nabors Industries Ltd.'s chairman and chief executive more than doubled to $91.5 million in 2008
A prominent lawyer accused of defrauding hedge funds of at least $400 million is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that carry a potential sentence of decades in prison.
With the economy performing worse than hoped, revised White House figures point to deepening budget deficits, with the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.