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Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission says Wall Street took too many risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government-appointed panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis says the meltdown occurred because government officials and Wall Street executives ignored warning signs and failed to manage risks.


300,000 Washington DC residents without power

NEW YORK (AP) -- A storm that had been predicted for days caught much of the East Coast off guard with its ferocity, tearing through with lightning, thunder and mounds of wet snow


Retiree program projected to go bankrupt by 2037

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Social Security's finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement.


Doctors upgrade her condition from 'serious' to 'good'

HOUSTON (AP) -- Police stood guard as an ambulance took Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from intensive care to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston on Wednesday, an encouraging step that came after doctors upgraded her condition from serious to good.


The government borrows 40 cents for every dollar it spends

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A continuing weak economy and last month's bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government's deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimates predicts.


New emphasis on innovation and infrastructure improvements

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought to put a fresh face on his revamped economic message Wednesday, singling out three Wisconsin factories the White House says would benefit from the administration's new emphasis on innovation and infrastructure improvements.


Case nearly unraveled after defendant was convicted on only one of more than 280 counts

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first, and possibly the last, Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a case that nearly unraveled when the defendant was convicted on just one of more than 280 counts.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.


Michael Jackson's doctor is ready to go to trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death, his lawyers say.


CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois appeals court threw former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor Tuesday because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election.


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