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  • BP Hopes to Keep Blown Well Capped, but US Cautious Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Drill ship recovering oil from the ruptured British Petroleum oil well over the site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

    BP said Sunday its new cap has stopped the oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months and hopes to keep it that way until a relief well can permanently seal the leak next month.

  • Senators Question BP’s Libyan Links Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    BP sign

    Democratic senators in the US are calling for an investigation into BP’s business interests in Libya, accusing the British oil company of being part of a deal to free a convicted terrorist in return for oil licences.

  • Fund Managers’ Profits Are Ripe for a New Tax Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:06 AM ET
    NY Governor David Paterson

    New York  lawmakers plan to enact a tax change that will treat much of the compensation earned by the fund managers who work in New York but live outside the state as ordinary income.

  • McChrystal Is Summoned to Washington Over Remarks Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 9:07 AM ET
    US military commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal speaks during the White House daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.

    In a magazine article, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, was portrayed as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration, reports The New York Times.

  • Giving In on Trading, Bankers Turn to Other Losses Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Bankers have all but given up on defeating one of the most contentious provisions in the financial regulation bill  and are now focusing on battles like heading off a prohibition on derivatives trading, the New York Times reports.

  • Underground Broker Network a Bane in Terror Probes Friday, 14 May 2010 | 8:30 AM ET

    Long before there was MoneyGram and Western Union, people in South Asian countries often used an informal network of brokers, called an "hawala," to transfer money over long distances when it was too inconvenient or dangerous to send cash by courier.

  • Money Woes, Long Silences and a Zeal for Islam Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Faisal Shahzad

    Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend. He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties.

  • Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee said that they agreed to limit the likelihood of a taxpayer bailout of big banks, but liberal Democrats said they would push for reducing the size of the nation’s biggest banks.

  • Cramer’s Buys to Beat Europe’s Bad Debt Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 7:07 PM ET

    And they’ll protect you from a slew of other negatives the bears are throwing around, too.

  • No Explanation for Bomb Suspect Boarding Airliner Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
    Faisal Shahzad

    Federal law enforcement officials offered no explanation Tuesday for how the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing was allowed to board an international flight despite being hunted by the FBI and placed on the government no-fly list.

  • NYPD Interviews Registered Owner of Car Bomb SUV Monday, 3 May 2010 | 3:26 PM ET
    Times Square bomb scare

    Investigators have spoken to the registered owner of a sport utility vehicle that contained a homemade bomb in the failed Times Square terrorist attack, but he is not considered a suspect, officials said Monday.

  • Police Say Video Shows Times Square Bomb Suspect Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:24 PM ET

    Police investigating a terror attack that could have set off a deadly fireball in Times Square focused Sunday on finding a man who was videotaped shedding his shirt near the SUV where the bomb was found.

  • NYPD: No Evidence of a Taliban Link to SUV Bomb Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    New York City's police commissioner says there's no evidence of a Taliban link to a failed bomb found in an SUV parked in Times Square.

  • Recession Arbiters, Wary of Certifying an Upturn Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    A committee of economists, charged with determining the official turning points in the nation’s business cycles, certifies the beginnings and ends of recessions. But this time, the evidence is not so easy to decipher, The New York Times reports.

  • Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    Turning the tables on a China-based computer espionage gang, Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored a spying operation for the past eight months, observing while the intruders pilfered classified and restricted documents from the highest levels of the Indian Defense Ministry.

  • Next Big Issue? Social Security Pops Up Again Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Now that landmark legislation overhauling the health insurance system is about to become law, addressing Social Security’s solvency could well become the next big thing for President Obama and Congressional Democrats.

  • Rescue workers search through the rubble of the twin towers at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan 11 September, 2001.

    A settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center goes before a judge Friday, and he has said he favored a settlement but planned to analyze it carefully to make sure it was fair.

  • British business executives dealing with China were given a formal warning more than a year ago by Britain’s security service, MI5, that Chinese intelligence agencies were engaged in a wide-ranging effort to hack into British companies’ computers and to blackmail British businesspeople over sexual relationships and other improprieties, according to people familiar with the MI5 document.

  • Obama's TSA Nominee Withdraws Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 10:10 AM ET
    Erroll G. Southers

    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.

  • Police: Man Who Threatened Jews Taken Off Flight Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    An airline passenger who yelled "I want to kill all the Jews" on a Detroit-bound plane was arrested on disorderly conduct and other charges, but authorities said Thursday the incident didn't appear terrorism-related.

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