November 25, 2008 While there might not be as much under the trees this year, customers say they don't want to leave the holiday symbol out of their celebrations.
November 24, 2008 As a clear signal that President-elect Obama is focused on the financial crisis, he introduced his choices for an economic leadership team on Monday. They include economic veterans Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary and Lawrence Summers to lead the National Economic Council.
November 21, 2008 Word of Cabinet offers by President-elect Obama flew fast and furious Friday afternoon: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) for secretary of state, Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) for commerce secretary and New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner for secretary of the Treasury.
November 20, 2008 Americans are fascinated by pirates: swashbuckling, salt-soaked seafarers who sport blousy shirts, spiffy vests, leather boots, eye patches, peg legs and the occasional parrot on the shoulder. But will the recent hijackings by Somali pirates make them not so lovable?
November 18, 2008 Fifty years ago, unless the family was playing Monopoly, parents didn't talk about finances with their children. Parents didn't even talk about money with each other. Now it's all people talk about. What happened?
November 14, 2008 Her ticket may have failed to win the White House, but former VP candidate Sarah Palin hasn't faded from public view. The Alaska governor, seemingly omnipresent on TV, isn't ruling out a move soon to the U.S. Senate — or a 2012 bid for the Oval Office.
November 13, 2008 In the days following Barack Obama's election, expressions of congratulations and joy have filled the pages of newspapers in Europe. But mixed in have been offensive statements by politicians and journalists.
November 10, 2008 President George W. Bush met with President-elect Barack Obama behind closed doors for two hours at the White House on Monday, in a symbolic passing-of-the-torch discussion.
November 7, 2008 Holding his first post-election news conference, Barack Obama said quick action is needed to deal with "the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime." Obama emphasized that he will take steps "immediately after" he becomes president.
November 6, 2008 Just two days after his election victory, President-elect Barack Obama appointed Rahm Emanuel to be his White House chief of staff. The Illinois congressman is known as a fiery, ferocious, take-no-prisoners Democrat. And is a sharp contrast to the inclusive, even-tempered, seldom-ruffled Obama.
November 5, 2008 When word circulated that best-selling writer Michael Crichton had died, NPR national correspondent Linton Weeks recalled a meeting he had with the author years ago — and how courtly, curious — and tall — he was.
November 4, 2008 Barack Obama's transition to the White House will set the stage for his presidency — and for the future of the country. He will be expected to move quickly, and his every decision will receive intense scrutiny.
October 31, 2008 McCain trusts an inner circle of close advisers for guidance, like Sens. Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham. Obama tends to cast a wide net and may look to people such as Colin Powell and Warren Buffett.
October 29, 2008 The dizzying economic situation is giving rise to novel phrases and appropriate expressions. The financial news includes colorful language describing a pretty bleak situation. It's practically baked in the cake.
October 28, 2008 It seems like every time oil prices skyrocket in the U.S., Americans take steps toward energy independence, only to return to their profligate ways once prices recede. Here, a look at what it will take to get corporations and consumers onto a permanent path toward renewable energy.
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