Young drivers cause accidents mainly through carelessness, distraction and inexperience. Older drivers face a challenge: brains that work at slower processing speeds—a critical disadvantage when navigating the unpredictable traffic world.
With the wildfire over so-called "death panels" still smoldering, President Barack Obama faces what could become another emotion-charged obstacle to his vision of overhauling health care — his plan to trim the federal subsidy for a program called "Medicare Advantage."
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared Friday that the U.S. economy is on the verge of a long-awaited recovery after enduring a brutal recession and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Construction of single-family homes rose 1.7 percent in July, the fifth-straight monthly increase as builders poured foundations at the fastest pace since last October, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.