In response to soaring fuel costs, Denver city planners are taking steps toward expanding the city’s public transportation system. Continue reading
Lawmakers met Thursday to debate funding allocations for the Iraq and Afghan wars, while continuing to mull how to best address soaring gas prices. House Minority Leader John Boehner explains GOP priorities in the House and how Congress has handled its most pressing issues. Continue reading
The Justice Department and the FBI announced hundreds of arrests Thursday for mortgage fraud, which is blamed for sparking a national credit crisis and nationwide housing crisis. An NPR correspondent and Columbia Law professor examine the government crackdown.
Congressional investigators sided with Boeing Wednesday in a dispute over the awarding of a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to competitor Northrup Grumman. A reporter discusses the decision. Continue reading
Amid soaring gas prices and increased debate over energy policy, President Bush urged Congress Wednesday to end a 27-year ban on offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters before its Fourth of July recess. Continue reading
Question/Comment: What are the pros and cons for denominating oil worldwide in U.S. dollars, versus in some other currency or basket of currencies? Paul Solman: For whom? The big pro, from the US point of view, is that if oil … Continue reading
Flood fears eased in Iowa City Monday, as a string of towns in the state’s south and east along the Mississippi River prepared for new problems caused by a recent bout of torrential rains and bad weather. Continue reading