January 8, 2009 The president-elect said his proposal — which includes tax cuts for individuals and some businesses — would create or save about 3 million jobs. It's expected to cost as much as $775 billion over two years, although the ultimate price tag is not known.
December 1, 2008 Alex Nyerges is no stranger to working 16-hour days and wearing multiple hats. As director of the VMFA, his domain ranges from the art blogosphere to the museum's $130 million construction site — with countless travel obligations, fundraising opportunities and donor visits thrown in for good measure.
November 7, 2008 At the Job Center in Dayton, Ohio, the largest center of its kind in the country, the out-of-work ponder their next possibilities. With the GM plant in town laying off workers and soon closing for good, many residents face a rough transition into a new career after decades on the job.
September 18, 2008 A choir of Finnish men perform at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. Known as Mieskuoro Huutajat(Shouting Men), they shout — not sing — beloved Finnish songs. The group dates back to 1987 and was formed by young men who "had nothing better to do."
August 13, 2008 Before he was an Olympian chasing a historic eight gold medals in Beijing, Michael Phelps was a kid swimming with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. His U.S. Olympic teammate Katie Hoff still trains there — and swimmers in the club hope she's not the last Olympian to come out of their pool.