Department of Education officials are in the hot seat for allegedly favoring some lenders in the $85 billion student loan industry. Democrats are expanding their probe and will question the department head.
Lord John Browne, who resigned yesterday, may face time behind bars for perjury after lying about the details of a relationship with a gay lover. The scandal has already cost him a $30-million severance deal.
A survey this morning reported that April job growth was the weakest in four years. Downturns in the housing and sub-prime lending industries could be spreading, and the impact is being felt on the GDP.
America's investor class celebrates another record-high Dow average while grunts and jarheads bleed in Iraq. Commentator Ben Stein suggests that a universal draft might make us all more careful about future wars.
Shareholders vow to block Rupert Murdoch's billion-dollar bid to buy the publisher of the venerable Wall Street Journal. The media mogul's plan to launch a financial news network might be behind the move.
When is $5 billion not nearly enough? Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy the publisher of the Wall Street Journal is well above market value, but it may be just the starting point if the owners invite more offers.
If you think city sidewalks feel more hectic than a decade ago, you're right. A study says people are walking faster than ever before, and the pace is really picking up in up-and-coming world economies.
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