The government has frozen the assets of one of Zimbabwe's oldest and largest companies, and the family behind the conglomerate suspects the action was taken to preserve the job of its CEO, who is close to President Robert Mugabe's party.
With the military and Republicans publicly pressuring him to send more troops to Afghanistan soon and his own administration now deeply divided about how to proceed there, the eight-year war against al-Qaida and the Taliban has become an increasingly urgent policy and political dilemma for President Barack Obama.
Jerald Marshall was searching for jobs online when he came across an ad for a Google work-at-home business. The ad featured a "Chicago Tribune News" story about Mike Steadman, a college drop-out from North Carolina, who was earning buckets of money placing links on the Google Web site.
American households were $2 trillion richer on June 30 than they were three months earlier, the first time in two years that household net worth has increased, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday in its quarterly flow of funds report.