They're supposed to promote home ownership through more affordable mortgages, but a Fed economist says government-sponsored lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are lining shareholder pockets instead. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Federal prosecutors yesterday indicted a prominent law firm that's been the driving force behind shareholder lawsuits against dozens of corporations. So can corporate America breathe a sigh of relief? Alisa Roth reports.
Rob Portman's nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget is expected to clear a Senate oversight committee today, but many remain uneasy over his strategy to reduce the budget deficit. John Dimsdale reports.
Ahead of this weekend's mayoral election in New Orleans, Sam Eaton looks at the politics — and whether a victory by either candidate will matter much to the pace of reconstruction in the Crescent City.
The last piece of concrete on the main wall of the world's largest dam is expected to be put in place this weekend. Jocelyn Ford reports on the economic expectations surrounding China's Three Gorges Dam.
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