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Fed Hopes to Ease Strain on Economic Activity

The Federal Reserve offered to let the biggest investment banks on Wall Street borrow up to $200 billion in Treasury securities.

Spitzer Wrestles Over Response, Paralyzing Albany

Aides said that they expected Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign, but close aides said his wife was urging him to stay on.

Foes of Sex Trade Are Stung by the Fall of an Ally

Human rights groups credit Gov. Eliot Spitzer with what they call the toughest anti-sex-trade law in the nation.

More on the Scandal
Most Stunning View in Town Is at the Pump
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Gorda Journal
Most Stunning View in Town Is at the Pump

At $5.20 a gallon, the gas at the Amerigo Gas Station in Gorda, Calif. , may be the costliest in the land.

Mideast Commander Retires After Rankling Bosses

Adm. William J. Fallon's public statements on Iran seemed to put him at odds with the Bush administration.

Political Memo
Democrats Fight Over Defining 'Winner'

In some instances, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are overstating their own advantage.

Sex Infections Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls

Rates are particularly high among young African-Americans, according to new federal data.



Arts

Mars and Venus Dissect the Spitzer Scandal

Men and women offered differing views on the news about Eliot Spitzer.

Say What? It Wasn't a Just War After All?

Say What? It Wasn't a Just War After All? Nicholson Baker's often infuriating pacifist interpretation of the events leading to World War II sounds a solemn note incessantly: war is bad.

2008 Nissan Rogue
Whole Lot of Shakin Going On
Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On

How much vibration is one willing to absorb when the price of a vehicle and most everything else about it is right?

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Preoccupations
The Office Phone Call Was Music to the Ears

The Office Phone Call Was Music to the Ears The waning of the office phone call is one of those cultural declines that few people are likely to lament.

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