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SEC enforcement chief cites funding woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday defended the agency’s record for bringing credit crisis cases and raised concerns about the agency’s…

Belarus leader faces same fate as Mubarak: John McCain

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko faces the same fate as Middle Eastern leaders and will have to give in to opposition demands for democracy, the senior U.S. senator…

Egypt in focus as Clinton heads to security meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed for a global security conference in Germany on Friday as U.S. planners struggle to assess how Egypt’s political crisis may rewrite…

Democratic warning: No debt, no government

Democratic warning: No debt, no government

Senate Democrats warned Thursday of dire economic consequences if Congress fails to raise the US debt ceiling, saying it could prompt a shutdown of the federal government. “It’s playing with…

Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Warning signs ignored in Fort Hood shootings

Federal authorities ignored warnings that could have prevented a 2009 massacre at an Army base, two U.S. senators said in a report on Thursday that outlined intelligence failures similar to…

The cost-cutting battles begin

The cost-cutting battles begin

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama‘s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama’s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Jobs report should show modest gains

Jobs report should show modest gains

Economic growth is gaining momentum, with factories busy and service firms expanding, but one critical area still lags: job creation. The Labor Department will issue its January jobs report Friday,…

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak‘s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after…

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The Internet IP warehouse is empty

The global warehouse for Internet addresses has run empty. The non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) doled out its last five batches of “IP” numbers that identify…