Wall Street Swindler Pleads Guilty


Investment fund manager Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to the largest fraud in American history and was sent to prison for running a ponzi scheme…read more

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America’s Buses and Trains Face Budget Cuts


Americans are using public transportation in huge numbers, but the cost of maintaining public bus and rail systems is making it difficult to keep up…read more

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Faces Behind the Unemployment Numbers


President Obama went to Elkhart, Indiana last month to sell his stimulus package against a backdrop of despair. The town has dubious distinction of losing…read more

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Sebelius Chosen to Tackle Health Care


President Barack Obama nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of health and human services, placing her in charge of his efforts to reform…read more

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NewsHour Interview: President Obama


Following the announcement of his plans to withdraw U.S. soldiers from Iraq by 2010, President Barack Obama sat down with Jim Lehrer to talk about…read more

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