A panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis will press
current and former executives of Citigroup Inc. at hearings this week
about the bank's role in spreading trillions of dollars in risky
mortgage debt through the banking system.
The U.S. service sector grew in March at its fastest pace in more than
two years, suggesting the economic recovery is expanding from the
nation's factories to its shops, restaurants, hospitals and other big
sources of jobs.
Paula Medrano shifts uncomfortably on the doctor's examination table,
holding out a wrist inflamed and swollen by arthritis. The 78-year-old
has no health insurance, lives below the federal poverty level, and
can't pay for the medication she needs.