Declaring himself as angry as the rest of the nation, President Barack
Obama assailed oil drillers and his own administration Friday as he
ordered extra scrutiny of drilling permits to head off any repeat of
the sickening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.