Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Last Update: 4:58 AM ET

Asian Markets Ease Higher After Rate Cut

The United States Federal Reserve's surprise rate cut stemmed losses on the Asian stock markets but heightened fears of a painful recession.

Economic Scene
Worries That the Good Times Were a Mirage

For years many spent freely. Now comes the big payback.

  • On Wall Street, a Day of Frayed Nerves
High Mercury Levels Are Found in Tuna Sushi

Tests on sushi bought in Manhattan revealed mercury levels that exceed accepted safety standards.

Tens of Thousands Cross Downed Gaza Wall
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Tens of Thousands Cross Downed Gaza Wall

Palestinians poured into Egypt to buy supplies made scarce by an Israeli blockade of their territory after gunmen destroyed most of a seven-mile wall.

Diabetes Study Favors Surgery to Treat Obese

A study found weight-loss surgery better than standard medical therapy in treating Type 2 diabetes in the obese.

Heath Ledger, Actor, Is Found Dead at 28

The Australian-born actor was found in a New York apartment with sleeping pills nearby, the police said.

Thompson Ends Campaign for G.O.P. Nomination

Fred D. Thompson entered the race powered by the high hopes of conservatives, but his candidacy never took off.


Arts

ABC Drama Takes On Science And Parents

A show tackles the relationship between autism and childhood vaccines.

Cathedral for Cars

Cathedral for Cars BMW Welt joins other high-profile architecture projects by German car companies.

'No Country' and 'Blood' Lead Oscar Nominations

The list of Academy Award nominations reflects Hollywood's bleak state of mind.

Detroit Auto Show
Dr. Jekyll Meets Mr. Hybrid

Gas guzzlers competed with alternative-fuel vehicles at the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

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