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  • TSA True Confessions Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    So a priest, a journalist, and a TSA officer walk into a security line. I know there's a groping joke in here somewhere. But seriously, folks, while I was going through airport security at Burbank Thursday afternoon—no backscatter scanners or enhanced pat downs yet—I went through the line next to a priest.

  • TSA Outrage — The Marketing Opportunity Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 12:33 PM ET
    A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.

    I need to stop shaking my head over this whole TSA thing and start making some money. Others are way ahead of me.

  • In Defense of Airport Security Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    A TSA officer demonstrates what the images form the Advanced Imaging Technology unit look like.

    New scanners allow TSA officers to basically see you naked, and there are concerns about radiation. Critics allege this is the worst kind of funny business.

  • Officials Defend Intimate Airport Security Methods Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.

  • SBA Helps Veteran-Owned Businesses Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Justin and Gen. Patraeus

    According to the SBA, one in seven veterans are self-employed or small business owners and about one quarter of veterans say they are interested in starting and buying their own businesses. The percentage is even higher among women veterans, noted the SBA.

  • Security bureaucrats are going to tighten checks at airports following the discovery of two bombs on parcels in cargo planes from Yemen to the US, but this will not necessarily improve things, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair told CNBC Monday.

  • White House Weighs Response to Mail Bomb Plot Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

    Teams of U.S. anti-terrorism and security experts are headed to Yemen to help search for suspects in the mail bomb plot and to train cargo screeners at the San'a airport.

  • Air Cargo Bomb Plot Could Raise Costs, but Who Pays? Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said on Sunday.

  • Bomb Plot Just Narrowly Averted, Officials Say Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    The mail bomb plot stretching from Yemen to Chicago may have been aimed at blowing up planes in flight and was only narrowly averted, officials said Sunday, acknowledging that one device almost slipped through Britain and another seized in Dubai was unwittingly flown on two passenger jets.

  • Vote Over California Marijuana Goes Down to the Wire Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.

  • Business Waits as Dems, GOP Battle For Congress Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    The outcome of five contests considered tossups will help determine if Democrats retain control of the Senate, according to the latest analysis of races by The New York Times, with Republicans trying to capture Democratic-held seats in Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington.

  • Mail Bomb Found in Dubai Sent on Passenger Planes Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    A Qatar Airways spokesman says a parcel carrying the mail bomb found in Dubai traveled on two separate passenger planes.

  • Obama Walks Fine Political Line on Terror Threat Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 | 7:11 PM ET

    Trying to manage a terrorism threat in the middle of an election campaign, the Obama administration is walking a political and national security tightrope, says the New York Times. 

  • Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally Draws Huge Crowds Saturday, 30 Oct 2010 | 4:26 PM ET

    It is perhaps a measure of the volatility of American politics that a television comedy show was able to tap something deep among American voters, who turned out in the tens of thousands on Saturday to add their voices to a national political debate that some said had left them behind.

  • Bernanke’s Reluctance to Speak Out Rankles Some Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 4:56 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve is all but certain next week to begin a multibillion-dollar effort to coax the recovery along, but privately, Ben S. Bernanke, the chairman, worries that more is needed to turn the sluggish economy around and revive employment, reports the New York Times.

  • New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly holds a picture of eight sticks of military-grade explosives which were discovered at the Marble Cemetery on October 11, 2010 in New York City.

    Do not believe the reassurances you might hear about the explosives found in an East Village cemetery.

  • Vagueness of Alert Leaves Travelers Frustrated Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    The State Department travel alert issued on Sunday in response to reports of a threat by Al Qaeda was anything but precise.

  • In Tax Cut Plan, Debate Over the Definition of Rich Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    As the political battle heats up, however, it has also veered into a more basic matter of fairness, whether a person who earns more than $200,000 a year should be taxed at rates similar to those who make $5 million, reports The New York Times.

  • Computer Attacks Linked to Wealthy Group or Nation Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | 6:42 PM ET

    A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, analysts said.

  • Worm Hits Computers of Staff at Iran Nuclear Plant Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    A complex computer worm capable of seizing control of industrial plants has affected the personal computers of staff working at Iran's first nuclear power station weeks before the facility is to go online, the official news agency reported Sunday.