Lawmakers began an intensive push to pass the most sweeping revision of financial regulations since the Great Depression, but the Obama administration's proposed overhaul might undergo an overhaul itself along the way.
More companies than ever are supplying data about their carbon footprint ahead of key meetings this week at the United Nations and the G20, a global group that tracks emissions from major corporations has announced.
The Senate Finance Committee Tuesday began the last, and so far the most crucial, piece of writing legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system — and quickly demonstrated how tough a task lawmakers face.
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to approve a $1.4 billion stop-gap extension of jobless benefits, but some states are beginning to seek longer-term solutions to an unemployment problem that is expected to remain serious for the rest of the year and may grow worse next year.
Gov. David Paterson isn't scrapping his plans to run for the office he inherited 18 months ago, despite growing pressure from Washington and intervention by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has contacted the governor and the White House over his concern.