Reporting from Washington - The discussed demise of Saturday mail delivery would become a reality early next year under a cost-cutting U.S. Postal Service plan unveiled Monday that would also slash thousands of front-line jobs.
Shares on Wall Street were largely mixed at the closing bell on Friday. The Dow Jones (0.08 percent, 9.15 points) and the S&P 500 (0.07 percent, 0.86 points) each finished the day in the black, but the NASDAQ (0.10 percent, 2.28 points) dropped during the day.
As much as 20 percent of dental implants are manufactured outside of the U.S. The FDA and the American Dental Association are currently investigating reports that materials used by some of those manufacturers may contain high levels of lead and other dangerous metals.
With the successful passage of a massive new entitlement program in health care reform, many are deeply concerned about the nation’s national debt, and some believe that in order to rein in the debt, a national sales tax may be inevitable.
Police in Moscow say that the two women suicide bombers who blew themselves up on packed underground trains this morning were accompanied by other women. Detectives were reported to be preparing to publish CCTV images in an attempt to track down the accomplices of the two bombers, whose explosives belts were packed with bolts and iron rods to maximise death and injury.
Nine suspected members of a Christian militia group have been charged with conspiring to attack a police funeral and wage "armed conflict" against the US government.
The US will not abandon the Afghan people and will win the battle in the country. That was the message given in front of US troops by President Barack Obama on his surprise visit to Afghanistan.
“The most probable option is connected with guerrillas of northern Caucasus,” Nikolay Petrov, a political analyst from the Moscow Carnegie Center, told RT when asked who was behind the Moscow Metro attacks.
The Obama administration has announced changes to its signature foreclosure prevention program, Making Home Affordable. The initial foreclosure relief program unveiled one year ago was supposed to help up to four million struggling homeowners. So far fewer than 200,000 borrowers have been granted permanent loan modifications. Meanwhile, a record 2.8 million properties with mortgages received foreclosure notices last year, according to the real estate data company RealtyTrac.
A year after correctly predicting the currency’s decline and likening it to the fall of Rome, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s Alan Ruskin said it may soar 22 percent to $1.10 per euro if Greece defaults.
Democrats said their health care legislation would provide greater medical security to those in need. But it appears to fall short on protecting arguably the most vulnerable demographic: sick children.
David Frum, the former Bush speechwriter who angered many of his political allies with his declaration that health reform is the GOP's "Waterloo," says that repeal of the new health law is "literally impossible." Responding to declarations by many Republicans that they will seek to repeal the health law signed by President Obama last week, Frum suggested the strategy was unrealistic.
The Obama administration is ratcheting up its war threats against Iran in a calculated effort to provoke a crisis with Tehran that could produce a general war in the Middle East. In multiple venues—planted articles in the press, the release of a think tank study on military options, speeches at the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, and congressional declarations—Washington is building a case for a new eruption of US military aggression.
New battles are erupting over recently passed U.S. healthcare reforms, this time within the states, where leaders from both parties are clashing on whether to sue the U.S. government. Only hours after President Barack Obama signed the healthcare plan into law this week, more than a dozen Republican attorneys general of U.S. states -- and one Democrat -- filed lawsuits saying it violated state and individual rights. Others began investigating possible lawsuits.
With many states cutting basic medical services for the poor, how can healthcare reform bring about real change? As the financial crisis began cascading down to the state government level a couple years ago, one state after another slashed medical coverage for the indigent. Eye tests, dental coverage, psychological services, more than a minimum number of x-rays in a given year … pretty much anything not mandated by federal Medicaid parameters began to go the way of the dodo.
Irish taxpayers face pouring billions more euros into their troubled banking sector on what is being dubbed "bailout Tuesday". The government is expected to take bigger stakes in Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland as the property lending spree that took place before the 2007 credit crunch continues to knock holes in their battered balance sheets.
Imagine a land where white, patriarchal, religiously zealous, Tea Party-type patriots rule. It's called Utah, and what happens here should terrify you.
Jerusalem, March 29, (Pal Telegraph) A poll of public opinion revealed that the majority of Israelis are dissatisfied with the policy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, by 53% of those who polled compared with 41% satisfied, despite these results the public would prefer Netanyahu more than his rival leader Tzipi Livni.
Russian officials said Monday's attacks were carried out by female suicide bombers. At least 37 people have been reported killed in twin explosions at stations on Moscow's metro rail network. The first blast took place at the Lubyanka metro station in the centre of the city, followed by a second explosion at Park Kultury in the southwest of the city.
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