July 5, 2007 Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz was nabbed after a female police officer tried to search his body, which was concealed by a full-length black burqa. Aziz's escape attempt was doomed — and he's not the first to be failed by the burqa disguise. There is even a new Pakistani horror movie featuring "Burqa Man."
March 28, 2007 The U.S. economy is growing at a slower rate than in previous quarters, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke. In Congress, Bernanke said that the Fed is monitoring inflation, along with two key variables: the housing and energy markets.
December 15, 2006 Fed Chairman Benjamin Bernanke calls for China to reduce its massive trade surplus. Among his suggestions: enact policies to increase China's consumer spending; embrace more flexibility in the exchange rate; and develop more of a 'social safety net', so that households will be less preoccupied with saving and more willing to invest.
August 8, 2006 A Federal Reserve panel leaves the federal funds rate unchanged at 5.25 percent -- a move that temporarily halts more than two years of incremental rate hikes.
August 8, 2006 National Hurricane Center forecasters release new predictions for the 2006 hurricane season, dropping the number of expected hurricanes from estimates made in May. The new numbers are only slightly lower, with three to four major hurricanes predicted instead of four to six.
July 19, 2006 The U.S. economy is in "a period of transition" that should help ease inflation risks, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke. Reporting to Congress, Bernanke said that inflation should moderate as the economy cools to sustainable levels.
June 15, 2006 The World Cup opens a window onto 32 countries, giving spectators a chance to compare styles of soccer. But it also gives less-serious soccer fans among us a chance to judge teams solely by their nicknames.
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