November 30, 2012 Many in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic couldn't get to stores and were out of work for at least a short time because of the destruction Sandy wrought. That dampened spending and cut into incomes.
November 30, 2012 The White House and congressional leaders continue to talk about taxes, spending cuts and how to avoid an end-of-year deadline — when Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and automatic spending cuts are set to go into effect.
November 30, 2012 Early Friday, Islamists approved a draft that critics are calling the "Muslim Brotherhood constitution." Protesters are also rallying against President Mohammed Morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers.
November 30, 2012 Bridget Hughes' floppy hat is one of the only things she could keep with her as a reminder of her mom, who died when Hughes was 7. It was the hat her mother wore while in chemotherapy. This week, Hughes says, it was lost at the Phoenix airport. Now, Hughes' Facebook post is whipping around the Web.
November 29, 2012 Zucker rose quickly at NBC, where he led The Today Show in the '90s. But that network parted ways with him in 2010 after the failed attempt to move Jay Leno into prime time.
November 29, 2012 The vice president had to talk some about taxes and spending cuts while he was there. But it looked like he just wanted to shop today at Washington, D.C.'s first Costco store — and was having a really good time doing it.
November 29, 2012 The Assad regime and its opponents are blaming each other for the Web outage. The fighting around the airport has led carriers to suspend service to Damascus.
November 29, 2012 Bush, 88, was admitted the day after Thanksgiving. He's being treated for bronchitis and could be released this weekend, a spokeswoman says. "This is not a life-threatening illness," she adds.
November 29, 2012 Saying that the man charged with second-degree murder in the Florida teenager's death needs money, his website now says that donors will get a personally signed thank you card.
November 29, 2012 Talk of the Nation and the Wilson Center are teaming up Thursday afternoon for a live conversation with experts and NPR correspondents. They'll also discuss how the U.S. can avoid getting into another Cold War and the possibility of a world where there are as many women leaders as men.
November 29, 2012 After a scandal involving the hacking of cellphones and the paying of bribes for information, a judge was asked to sort out the mess and offer recommendations. Now, he's calling for an independent panel that would promote high standards and protect individuals' rights.
November 29, 2012 Gross domestic product grew at a 2.7 percent annual rate, the government says. Not only is that a sharp upward revision from the previous estimate, it's also growth at twice the rate of the second quarter.
November 29, 2012 Whoever bought the winning tickets will be splitting a $580 million jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. lottery history. Now, the wait is on to see who steps forward.
November 28, 2012 The central bank says conditions continued to improve, though not dramatically, in recent weeks. The report adds to other evidence that the economy is moving along fast enough to keep unemployment from rising, but not fast enough to bring the jobless rate down sharply.