Posts Tagged ‘times’

Is Letting US Housing Market Crash the Only Way to Save It?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

When prices are lower, some experts argue, buyers will pour in, creating the elusive stability the government has spent billions upon billions trying to achieve. The New York Times reports.

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Is Letting US Housing Market Crash the Only Way to Save It?

New Bank Capital Rules May Hurt Economic Growth: Study

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

New international regulations on how much capital banks must hold will initially make borrowing more expensive and dampen economic growth, according to two studies released Wednesday by central bankers and regulators writing the new rules. The NY Times reports.

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New Bank Capital Rules May Hurt Economic Growth: Study

Back to School? Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Schools across the US are beginning the new school year with shrinking budgets and outsize demands for basic supplies.

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Back to School? Bring Your Own Toilet Paper

Detroit Goes From Gloom to Economic Bright Spot

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

After a dismal period of huge losses and deep cuts, the gloom over the auto industry is starting to lift.

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Detroit Goes From Gloom to Economic Bright Spot

Debts Increase, and Go Unpaid, As Bust Erodes Home Equity

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Homeowners borrowed a trillion dollars from banks during the housing boom, using the soaring value of their houses as security. Now struggling borrowers are unable or unwilling to pay it back, the NY Times reports.

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Debts Increase, and Go Unpaid, As Bust Erodes Home Equity

BP Selling Assets; CEO Reported to Leave Soon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward will step down within the next 10 weeks, the Times newspaper reported, as the company battles to remain independent after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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BP Selling Assets; CEO Reported to Leave Soon

BP Agrees to $20 Billion Fund For Victims of Gulf Oil Spill

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

BP tentatively agreed to a $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill claims, the NY Times reports. The fund will be led by Kenneth Feinberg, the Wall Street “pay czar.”

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BP Agrees to $20 Billion Fund For Victims of Gulf Oil Spill

Uncertainty Restores Glitter to an Old Refuge

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

It is the resurgent passion of the doomsday crowd, a bet that everything will go wrong. No matter what has you worried, they say, the answer is gold.

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Uncertainty Restores Glitter to an Old Refuge

In Gulf, It Was Unclear Who Was in Charge of Oil Rig

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

A hodgepodge of oversight agencies granted exceptions to rules, allowed risks to accumulate and made a disaster more likely on the Deepwater Horizon rig, the New York  Times reports.

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In Gulf, It Was Unclear Who Was in Charge of Oil Rig

As Stimulus Money Vanishes, So Do Jobs for Youth

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Stimulus money that helped cushion some government job programs last summer is running out, and private employers are reluctant to hire, the New York Times reports.

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As Stimulus Money Vanishes, So Do Jobs for Youth