It's been a long time since federal prosecutors have lost a high-profile corporate fraud case. Newsweek's Allan Sloan says it's because government lawyers have finally learned to explain the situation in plain English.
Almost. It's not a done deal yet, but Britain's Barclays is set to purchase Dutch bank ABN Amro for more than $90 billion. They've all but shut out rival bidders in what's to be the world's biggest bank buyout ever.
Environmentally-conscious travelers will soon have the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are. Delta is going to offer passengers an option to pay a $5 to $11 surcharge per ticket to offset carbon emissions.
Today's annual report on the fiscal health of the Medicare system is expected to put forth a prognosis so bleak it will trigger the program's first-ever funding warning. And even that probably won't make a difference.
Bolivia's government has lost control of its populace. Demonstrators from rivaling provinces have forced work stoppages and taken to the streets in an ongoing battle over who gets what share of the nation's oil and gas revenue.