Regulators must do all they can to help banks make loans to
creditworthy borrowers, especially small businesses, a development
that's critical to strengthening the economic recovery, Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.
Two decades ago, when Arizona voters rejected a Martin Luther King Jr.
holiday, the NFL yanked the Super Bowl from suburban Phoenix. The
boycott marked a major turning point in the journey to nationwide
acceptance of the King holiday.
A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was hauled off a plane about to fly to
the Middle East and arrested in the failed attempt to explode a
bomb-laden SUV in Times Square, authorities said Tuesday. One official
said he claimed to have acted alone.
In a blunt caution to political friend and foe, President Barack Obama
said Saturday that partisan rants and name-calling under the guise of
legitimate discourse pose a serious danger to America's democracy, and
may incite "extreme elements" to violence.