With a centennial celebration of Father's Day coming next month, and a new president committed to supporting better parenting, liberals and conservatives alike say the political stars may be aligned for major progress in promoting responsible fatherhood.
The U.S. economy should begin recovering late this year but the number of unemployed people is likely to continue growing into next year and will remain a drag on consumer and business confidence, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.
The enormity and complexity of the federal stimulus program are weighing heavily on cash-strapped states that are required to keep track of numerous deadlines and reports for the $49 billion of recovery dollars already starting to flow into states for this year.
President Barack Obama is turning to South Carolina's former school superintendent to head an expanded Consumer Product Safety Commission, an embattled agency that has been criticized by advocates for being too cozy with industry.
The first building block of Chrysler LLC's sale to a partnership with Fiat moved ahead Monday as a judge approved up to $4.5 billion to keep the company alive in bankruptcy, even as hourly and salaried workers and dealers of the company will sacrifice even more than in the next two months.