More 2009 financial crisis Articles

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...

  • France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants. France's interior and foreign ministers said in a joint statement on Monday that "we are ready, if they wish, to help (them) gain asylum on our...

  • Darden CEO to step down amid Olive Garden troubles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darden Restaurants CEO and Chairman Clarence Otis is stepping down as the company fights to fix its flagship Olive Garden chain following its contested sale of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, also said Monday that it's changing its corporate policies to...

  • City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San...

  • Groups seek probe into pepper spray use

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California civil rights organizations filed a complaint Monday with the Justice Department asking for a federal investigation into the use of pepper spray in San Diego County's juvenile detention facilities. Pepper spray use is rampant against youth offenders, including those...

  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added. The bipartisan legislation would roll back federal...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. It is the second-largest fine the agency has proposed against an...

  • Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration. "At times like this, people try to isolate Israel - but we are here to stand with Israel," Boehner said...

  • Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the...

  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years. Scientists blame rising seas, saying this is one of the ways global warming is changing everyday...

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign...

  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. An agreement announced by the...

  • Nancy Pelosi: 'Hamas is a humanitarian organization'

    Hamas "is a humanitarian organization," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday in a discussion of how the U.S. should handle the Islamist extremist group's conflict with Israel.



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