Senators voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to stop credit card companies from arbitrarily raising cardholder interest rates and charging unexpected fees that have become customary -- and crippling - for cash-strapped consumers during this recession.

President Barack Obama outlined plans Tuesday for the nation's first wide-ranging effort to curb vehicle emissions while cutting U.S. dependence on foreign oil, calling the plan an historic turning point toward a "clean-energy economy."…

For 61 seasons, singers have taken to the tiny stage at the Amato Opera Company in Lower Manhattan, delighting audiences with a surprisingly big sound and an even bigger passion for music. But all of that is about to come…

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