In the News: Feb-04
With tension rising, Iraq will recount ballots in Anbar - 4 Feb 2009 at 1:07pm - BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials moved Wednesday to quell rising tensions between rival Sunni Muslims factions in once restive Anbar province, announcing that they'll recount some of the votes cast in last weekend's provincial elections — even before offcial results are known.
Obama caps executive pay tied to bailout money - 4 Feb 2009 at 12:58pm - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday imposed $500,000 caps on senior executive pay for the most distressed financial institutions receiving federal bailout money, saying Americans are upset with "executives being rewarded for failure."
Polling group censures Iraq death toll researcher - 4 Feb 2009 at 9:49am - WASHINGTON -- A prominent group of polling researchers has accused the lead author of a 2006 study suggesting massive civilian deaths in Iraq of violating the polling profession's codes and ethics.
House sets hearing to find out how banks spent money - 4 Feb 2009 at 7:48am - WASHINGTON — Top banking executives are being asked to account for how they spent federal bailout money at a House committee hearing that the chairman hopes will dissipate some of the public's "deeply rooted anger" over the program.
U.N. head urges fewer civilian deaths in Afghanistan - 4 Feb 2009 at 8:01am - The U.N. chief urged U.S. and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan on Wednesday to prevent civilian casualties in their operations, ...
Thought for the day:
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. -Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)