Over the next few decades, 4.2 million "green" jobs will be created due to a shift toward renewable energy and efficiency, according to a study to be released Thursday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Congress and the White House are considering a measure that would increase limits on deposit insurance for consumers in an effort to gain support for the government's proposed Wall Street bailout plan.
Most of the Asian stock markets recovered on Wednesday, as investors hoped that the $700 billion bailout of the U.S. financial system would pass through the legislature. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.24 percent to end at 11,399.60 by the conclusion of its morning session.
The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which provides food aid to the developing world, says that the government is seeking new methods of fighting hunger as the global food crisis continues.
The Russian Supreme Court has ruled that Czar Nicholas II, the country's last czar, and his family were victims of political repression, reclassifying the killings that had been formerly labeled premeditated murder.
Kim Kardashian, the star of E! reality tv program "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," was the latest celebrity to be voted off "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday, along with her dancing professional partner Mark Ballas.