Sep 12, 2012

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The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal…

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Before the iPhone, other objects of desire

Sep 12, 2012
It wasn't always the iPhone. A look at past objects of desire and prestige, and what they say about us as people.

Apple-Samsung confusion paying off for Samsung

Sep 12, 2012
After a patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung made headlines, some people became more aware of Samsung's devices. It's paid off for Samsung, so far.

Congress nears stop-gap spending measure

Sep 12, 2012
But six-month extension leaves government agencies unsure how to plan.

Cornel West on poverty issues in the U.S.

Sep 12, 2012
The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.

German courts OK Europe rescue fund

Sep 12, 2012
Germany's top court has given the green light to Europe's new rescue fund. The court rejected claims that the fund was illegal under German law.

Remains of the London Olympic games

Sep 12, 2012
If you find yourself still pining for the Olympic Games, never fear! Now you can own a piece of the games. Literally.
A phoenix is suspended inside the stadium over the Olympic rings during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.
Scott Heavey/Getty Images

German court decision injects hope into Europe

Sep 12, 2012
Europe's rescue fund got an important boost today. Germany's top court ruled the bailout fund is legal under German law. But what exactly does that mean for the troubled continent?

Dutch elections could impact EU debt crisis

Sep 12, 2012
Voters have been at the polls today in the Netherlands -- and the results could have a big impact on the troubled euro zone.

Amid protests over film, U.S. ambassador to Libya killed

Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats have been killed in protests in Benghazi. Religious extremists stormed the U.S. consulate there. A controversial anti-Islamic video, posted on YouTube, was the catalyst for the attack. That has put YouTube…

PODCAST: Europeans make decisions, Americans await iPhone 5

Sep 12, 2012
The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal…
Apple's new iPhone, expected to be released on Wednesday, could add between a quarter and a half a percentage point to fourth-quarter GDP.
David Paul Morris/Getty Images

The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal agencies. In Germany, a top court has rejected calls to block Europe’s new rescue fund, ruling that the fund is legal under German law. And the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a press conference later today. Today, Apple’s iPhone is a major object of desire — but it wasn’t always that way.

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