Student Becomes ‘Gang Leader for a Day’ - February 14, 2008 09:15 AM
Sudhir Venkatesh hung with a Chicago street gang for years to complete his graduate research. His tale is the latest in a history of similar undercover exploits.
‘Prime’ Borrowers Feel Sub-prime Pain - February 13, 2008 03:46 AM
America’s credit woes appear to be widening despite a Wall Street surge spurred by separate efforts from the U.S. government and Warren Buffett.
Retailers Reach Out to Foreign Shoppers - February 11, 2008 10:24 AM
As retailers try to offset sagging domestic sales, smaller stores take advantage of the weak dollar to sell their products online to customers abroad.
Movie Tough Guys Flex Political Muscle - February 10, 2008 11:27 AM
TV and cinema action stars have a history of successful forays into politics, both as candidates and as supporters.
Economic Woes Affect Elections Past, Present - February 09, 2008 12:04 AM
History has shown that a flagging economy can be a serious obstacle for the party in power come election time.
Tornado Death Toll Rises to 57 - February 08, 2008 07:29 AM
Tennessee and Arkansas were hit the hardest during Tuesday’s pre-dawn tornadoes. FEMA responds by dispatching relief teams and President Bush pledges federal aid.
Superdelegates Could Sway Party Nomination - February 03, 2008 11:31 AM
In the race for the Democratic nomination, superdelegates may prove the deciding factor at the party’s national convention.
Yahoo Bends Under Economic Winds - January 31, 2008 10:56 AM
Yahoo’s failure to take full advantage of search advertising has left the company prone to bearish markets.
Graying America Feels the Pinch - January 27, 2008 12:08 AM
The nation's Social Security program is stretched as baby boomers hit retirement age. America is not alone in facing difficulties raised by an aging population.
Jose Padilla’s Sentence Strews Displeasure Across Political Divide - January 25, 2008 06:30 AM
U.S.-born terrorist conspirator Jose Padilla was sentenced to more than 17 years. To some, that was too much; to others life would have been just.
Players Scrutinized in Tankleff Murder Mystery - January 24, 2008 11:25 AM
New York’s attorney general reviews the 1988 murder case that saw Martin Tankleff serve 17 years in prison for murdering his parents. A former business partner of the slain husband is under scrunity.