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KickingTiresToday, Chrysler announced it would repay the $7.4 billion in government loans the company received during its bankruptcy in 2009. Chrysler says it will repay the money to the U.S. and Canadian governments by the end of June, but the......
The SwampBy Mark Silva Capping a week of extraordinary government intervention in an economy in crisis, President Bush is at once supporting unparalleled federal action with hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars at stake and attempting to offer Americans a...
Spin CycleA day after Obama announced policy initiatives on Wall Street, McCain comes out with his, in the midst of a speech with some fairly blistering attacks on Obama. The full speech is after the jump, but here's the gist of......
The Swampby Mark Silva "If Gov. Palin and I are elected in 46 days, we are not going to waste a moment in changing the way Washington does business,'' John McCain is telling an audience this morning in Green Bay, Wis.,......
The Swampby Mark Silva Citing a "chain reaction'' of bad mortgage loans that have led to an impending federal bailout of the nation's financial institutions, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson today will call on the Senate Banking Committee "to stabilize our...
Tags: Politics, State Budgets, Mortgages, Personal Income, Finance
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 8:30 pm The 110-page bailout - the one offering the nation's "clogged'' financial markets a $350-billion purchase of bad mortgage debt and then another $350 billion if Congress buys it again - is ready......
Tags: Politics, Nancy Pelosi, State Budgets, Mortgages, Mutual Funds
The Swampby Mark Silva In battleground Pennsylvania, Barack Obama is holding his ground, if the results of the newest Franklin and Marshall College poll today are any indication. Among those who say the country is headed in the wrong direction and......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Blue Bell, Pa. - Fighting to stay competitive with Barack Obama, John McCain unveiled Tuesday a $52.5 billion economic plan to eliminate taxes on unemployment benefits, cut the capital gains tax rate in half for the next......
Tags: Politics, 401K, Mortgages, State Budgets, Barack Obama
The Swampby William Neikirk They don't know each other, but Kay Flanery and Mary Ann Bell share something in common. They both saw their savings plunge during the stock market meltdown. Now, they both say they will have to work longer......
Tags: Politics, 401K, Social Security, Health, Medical Specialization
Spin CycleOne of the schemes laid out in Blagojevich's indictment was an attempt to get members of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, which had been urging his impeachment, fired in return for supporting a tax-exempt-bond financing scheme for Wrigley Field......
The Swampby Mark Silva In the diplomatic trade, the hardship embassies go to career diplomats. The posh posts often go to the privileged and campaign contributors. So it goes in Rome, where the American ambassador resides in a gardened villa the......
The Swampby Mark Silva The recession has not only taken a toll on American jobs, President Barack Obama says today in his weekly radio and Internet address, but it also has obliterated $2 trillion in retirement savings. The president, touting signs......
Tags: Politics, Holidays, 401K, Retirement, State Budgets
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