According to a report today from the Washington Post, the Obama administration privately urged Standard & Poor's not to lower its outlook on the United States. Richard DeKaser, with the Parthenon Group in Boston, explains.
President Barack Obama will travel to Silicon Valley today to hold a "town hall" meeting at the Facebook headquarters. With campaigns for the 2012 election just kicking off, social networking will be a key component in fundraising.
The Japanese government says companies shipped less stuff abroad in March because of supply disruptions from last month's massive earthquake and tsunami. The BBC's Roland Buerk explains why American companies could benefit.