WASHINGTON - The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday suggested possible ways to make private student loans more affordable and easier to refinance.
Before job-seekers fill out an application for work making foam products for the aerospace industry at General Plastics Manufacturing Co. in Tacoma, Wash., they have to take a math test.
CALVERTON, Md. - Even a century ago, scientists working out
equations on paper understood that gases in the atmosphere absorbed
and emitted energy, keeping Earth from being a ball of ice. Today
they use supercomputers to make increasingly refined predictions
about how the Earth's climate wil…
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday announced that a
four-star general who commanded troops in Iraq through much of the
war, Gen. Martin Dempsey, is his choice to be the new chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the president's top military
WASHINGTON - Plans to burn hundreds of thousands of gallons of
oil from BP's blown-out well are raising new questions about the
health and safety of the thousands of workers on nearby rigs and
WASHINGTON - With a quick solution ominously uncertain, the oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico is on track to become an unprecedented
economic and environmental disaster with millions of gallons of oil
destroying an ecosystem as well as a way of life.
WASHINGTON - Negotiators in Copenhagen will try to nail down all
the main elements of a treaty to curb global warming in the next
two weeks, but a final agreement won't be possible until the United
States figures out what it will do to reduce emissions of
WASHINGTON — One question was on everyone's mind during House
committee hearings last week on a new U.S. energy policy: What
would it do to the country's jobs?
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are trying to convince
consumers that the White House and Democratic lawmakers will raise
their taxes every time people flick on a light switch.
WASHINGTON — The White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's
office demanded that all mention of how global warming harms human
health be cut from testimony to Congress last fall, a former
Environmental Protection Agency official said at a news conference
WASHINGTON — Congress concluded round one of its historic
showdown with President Bush on Thursday with the Senate's passage
of legislation that requires that troops start coming home by Oct.