June 29, 2009 U.S. District Judge Denny Chin calls the scope of Bernard Madoff's fraud "staggering" as he delivers the most severe sentence allowed, ensuring the 71-year-old financier will live out his days behind bars.
June 10, 2009 Safety at the nation's regional airlines is coming under intense scrutiny as Congress conducts three days of hearings on the subject in the wake of February's fatal crash near Buffalo, N.Y., that investigators say may have been caused by inadequate pilot training.
June 2, 2009 Chief executive Fritz Henderson tells NPR that the new GM will be "focused around the consumer," while the company's chief financial officer says he expects the company to stage a complete turnaround "within the next two to three years."
May 29, 2009 A savvy adversary with little more than a hacker's basic tools could pose a threat a technology-reliant U.S. military, experts say. China and Russia are among nations that have active programs to target U.S.-based networks.
May 22, 2009 A lot has changed in a year: Memorial Day 2008 saw gasoline prices at or near $4 a gallon as the term "staycation" crept into the nation's pop lexicon. A year later, the price of gas is down sharply, but the economic recession has beaten down any substantial increase in holiday travel.
May 21, 2009 "There are no neat or easy answers here," the president said in a speech at the National Archives. Immediately afterward, Cheney defended the Bush administration's decisions.
May 20, 2009 The former NFL quarterback joins a long list of disgraced celebrities and sports stars who faced an uphill struggle to rebuild their public images. The road back is a multistep process, experts say.
May 13, 2009 Former senior FBI agent Ali Soufan, who was involved in the interrogation of captured al-Qaida operative Abu Zubaydah, tells a Senate Judiciary panel on Wednesday that the use of harsh techniques to extract information was "slow, ineffective and unreliable."
May 4, 2009 Swine flu continues to spread widely, but there are signs that the severity of the outbreak is starting to level off, the acting CDC chief said Monday. Dr. Richard Besser's remarks came as Mexico announced that most businesses will reopen nationwide this week.
April 28, 2009 The 2003 SARS outbreak caused fewer than 800 deaths but cost global businesses more than $30 billion. Now, there are concerns that the outbreak of swine flu could hit businesses in the same way.
April 21, 2009 President Obama signed a massive $5.7 billion national service bill into law Tuesday. The measure, which triples the size of the Clinton-era AmeriCorps program, harkens back not only to the days of FDR's New Deal but also to an idea imbued in the American psyche since the country's earliest days.
April 14, 2009 President Obama is proclaiming signs of economic progress but says a full recovery will take time. His remarks came on the same day the government said sales fell unexpectedly and businesses slashed inventories as the recession continues to take its toll.
April 6, 2009 "Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not at war with Islam," the U.S. president tells the Turkish Parliament as he visits the key NATO ally for the first time in his term.
March 26, 2009 The Treasury secretary is asking a House panel to back an overhaul of the financial regulatory system, giving sweeping new powers to the Treasury to regulate nonbank financial institutions.
March 24, 2009 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called on Congress to grant extraordinary powers to take over failing financial institutions as he and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced a barrage of lawmakers' questions over bonus payments at ailing insurance giant AIG.
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