The Federal Reserve delivered a vote of confidence in the economy Wednesday, saying it would slow the pace of an emergency rescue program as the recession appears to be ending.
As Congress agonizes over health care, an even more daunting and dangerous challenge is bearing down: how to shore up Social Security to keep it from burying the nation ever deeper in debt.
The sudden flurry of airlines swapping takeoff and landing slots at Washington and New York area airports continued Wednesday with Delta and US Airways striking a deal similar to one between AirTran and Continental disclosed the day before.
President Barack Obama rejoiced Wednesday in the ascendancy of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, saying her achievement will be an inspiration for generations.
Sen. Arlen Specter, facing more jeers and taunts during another town hall meeting Wednesday, sought to defuse tensions about health care reform debate with a few jokes.
Bank stocks slid Tuesday after a Rochdale Securities analyst weighed in on the sector, saying the stocks were running on "fumes" and not reality in their recent run-up.
A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation says credit card debt lessens the likelihood of a new business surviving its first three years.
Nigeria and Angola are Africa's top two oil producers, yet most of their people live in wretched poverty, often in shanties dwarfed by fire-belching derricks.