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Blackwater may be thrown out of Iraq

Blackwater Worldwide, the company of mercenaries that ran amok in the Iraq war and gunned down civilians in an incident that brough worldwide condemnation and indictments against several of its…

Impeachment panel awaits Blago’s shyster

An impeachment inquiry against Gov. Rod Blagojevich hit a speed bump shortly after getting under way, with state lawmakers seeking guidance from federal prosecutors and postponing any real action until…

When in doubt, slash interest rates

As unemployment rises painfully higher and nest eggs are shattered, the Federal Reserve is prepared slash a key interest rate — perhaps to an…

Rich turn to pawn shops to raise cash

Whether it's a Tiffany diamond or a three-year-old lawnmower, more and more Americans from all social classes are pawning their possessions to make ends meet.

Pawn shop owners see…

Auto makers await news on fate

Detroit automakers are awaiting a financial lifeline from the White House to provide short-term stability to two companies on the brink of collapse which the Bush administration is currently working…

Illinois lawmakers look for ways to oust Blago

Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for Illinois lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the step is necessary to restore public confidence in state government.

A government bailout for the media?

Does the news media need a government bailout?

Consider the news of recent weeks: Tribune -- owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune -- filed for bankruptcy.…

Obama’s health care plan: Say what?

When Barack Obama talks about America's deplorable health insurance problems, he speaks with undeniable passion. So what is he proposing?

For starters, he wants a national dialogue. Shades of…

Recession deepens; Deflation possible

The "nasty" U.S. recession will tighten its grip next year as unemployment rises and weak home and stock prices imperil consumers, finance firms and…

Oh, the idiocy of it all

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an emergency appeal seeking to have Barack Obama declared ineligible to be president because he is half British and thus has dual citizenship…