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Bush and Congress Seen Pushing for Stimulus Plan

Concern about a possible recession is bringing the president and lawmakers closer to agreeing that an economic stimulus package is needed soon, officials said.

Inquiry Focuses on Withholding of Data on Loans

New York State prosecutors are investigating whether Wall Street banks withheld information about the risks posed by investments linked to subprime mortgages.

Iran Encounter Grimly Echoes '02 War Game

In a military simulation, small speedboats like those used by Iran in an incident last weekend were able to inflict devastating damage on more powerful warships.

Awards Season, and the Swag Goes to ... Few
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Awards Season, and the Swag Goes to ... Few

The Hollywood writers' strike is threatening a beloved Tinseltown institution: the swag bag of free luxury items. The actor Patrick Warburton, right, receiving a watch.

Suitcase of Cash Entangles U.S. and 2 Latin Nations

A spy mystery and diplomatic imbroglio began with the discovery of nearly $800,000 at a Buenos Aires airport.

Obama Giving Clinton a Race in Her Backyard

New York's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 5 is shaping up as the state's most competitive since 1992.

Syria Rebuilds on Site Destroyed by Israeli Bombs

A puzzling site grew more curious with the release of a satellite photograph showing new construction there.


Take the Kids, and Don't Feel Guilty

Take the Kids, and Don't Feel Guilty What exactly is a family film? The rating doesn't always say.

The Carpetbagger

David Carr prepares for the Golden Globes this weekend.

Mend Your Foolish Ways

Mend Your Foolish Ways "First Sunday" fuses humor with a message of redemption.

Auto Ego: Starring Role in a Family Series

A 1969 Dodge Dart is much more than just a keepsake in the garage.

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