The people in charge of putting out the news are thrilled that
technology is giving them new tools for their craft. But they are still
searching for ways to slow the erosion of revenue that threatens many
The White House and congressional Republicans sparred Wednesday over
how to protect taxpayers against "too big to fail" financial
institutions, sharply disagreeing on whether legislation backed by
President Barack Obama would leave the government on the hook for
bailing out firms whose failure might threaten the economy.
New tax breaks enacted last year are causing confusion for taxpayers
and enforcement problems for the Internal Revenue Service, according to
a government report issued Thursday, the deadline for filing individual
A high level meeting of energy ministers and experts is scheduled for
April 20, 2010, in Vienna, Austria, to discuss how Africa’s energy
production can be improved by using new European technology for the
benefit of the two continents.
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, under fire from his proclamation
designating April as Confederate History Month, apologized late
Wednesday “to any fellow Virginian who has been offended or
disappointed” by his failure to slavery or slaves in the proclamation.
Casting aside years of rancor, President Barack Obama and Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed the biggest nuclear arms
pact in a generation, lacing the moment with new warnings of sanctions
for an intransigent Iran.
The government is giving it one more try — making a new effort to help
homeowners who are facing foreclosure. The HAMP — Homeowners Affordable
Modification Program — has been thrown into the laundry hamper. Now it
is being modified in an attempt to break the surge in foreclosures and
the logjam in modifications.
Already flooded with hundreds of private lawsuits, Toyota now faces a
dilemma stemming from safety problems on several popular models:
whether to accept a record $16.4 million fine that could be cast as an
admission of wrongdoing, or fight the government at the cost of more