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Economy Nov 14FDIC: Plan Could Avert 1.5 Million Foreclosures
About 1.5 million American households could stave off foreclosures under a revised loan-guarantee program unveiled Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said.
Economy Nov 14Retail Sales Suffer Record Plunge as Consumers Hunker Down
Retail sales endured a 2.8 percent drop last month -- their largest plunge on record, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Nation Nov 13Suicide Blast Strikes U.S. Military Convoy in Afghanistan
A suicide car-bomber attacked a U.S. military convoy as it passed through a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan Thursday killing a U.S. soldier and at least eight bystanders, U.S. military and Afghan officials said.
Economy Nov 13New Jobless Claims Nearly Hit Post-Sept. 11 Level
After skyrocketing in recent months, the number of newly laid-off U.S. workers seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level since just after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Politics Nov 12Supreme Court Sonar Decision a Blow to Environmentalists
The U.S. Supreme Court handed environmentalists a defeat Wednesday, lifting restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar off the California coast.
Economy Nov 12Paulson Says Bailout Funds May Not Be Used to Buy Troubled Assets
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced a major shift in the government's bailout program Wednesday, saying the $700 billion rescue package will not be used to purchase troubled assets as originally planned.
Politics Nov 12Sudanese President Announces Darfur Cease-fire, Rebels Reject Claim
Sudan's President Omar Bashir announced a unilateral cease-fire to end the violence in the country's western Darfur region, but the move was rejected by rebel groups and international human rights organizations.
Politics Nov 12Reporter’s Notebook: Gwen Ifill Discusses Obama Transition Efforts
Senior NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill spoke with Steve Goldbloom about President-Elect Barack Obama's transition to the White House, including some of his early appointments, such as his selection of Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff.
Politics Nov 12Democrats Press for Billions in Aid to Auto Industry
Democrats continued to push for aid for struggling U.S. automakers, calling for Congress to act during its lame-duck session next week to give the industry a much-needed financial boost as it confronts weak sales and plummeting stock prices.
Politics Nov 11Obama Transition Team Ushers in Agency Reviews, New Ethics Rules
A day after Sen. Barack Obama met with President Bush for policy discussion and a tour of the White House, the team handling his transition to office announced it will employ strict ethics rules and immediately begin government agency reviews.