As world leaders gathered to deal with the aftermath of the global financial crisis, President Obama boasted about a congressional compromise on overhauling the U.S. banking system and called for an international effort to prevent future economic meltdowns.
President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached a dawn agreement on a sweeping overhaul of rules overseeing Wall Street.
In the midst of an economic crisis, troubles in Afghanistan and various terrorist threats around the globe, the last thing on the minds of Americans is the light bulb. That didn't stop the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this month from releasing 91 pages of regulations that will force manufacturers to revise their packaging and make costly compact fluorescent bulbs appear more appealing to consumers.
The sinking of a South Korean naval vessel earlier this year has put the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. An international commission recently determined that a North Korean torpedo killed 46 South Korean sailors aboard the Cheonan.
Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., on Thursday joined New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform - including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose sweeping economic sanctions on Iran to increase pressure on the regime in Tehran as it continues its nuclear program.
As the Obama administration hustles to fulfill the president's campaign promises to create equality for LGBT Americans, conservative groups are crying foul.
A first push by congressional Democrats to counter a Supreme Court decision allowing business and labor groups to spend freely in political campaigns cleared a big hurdle Thursday, as the House narrowly passed legislation that calls for stricter campaign finance disclosures.
Nearly a year after the worst riots in China's far west in more than a decade, stories of asylum seekers are among the few accounts to emerge of how some Uighurs got out amid a government crackdown.