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Susan Estrich: In defense of Larry Summers

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

I don't know who the president will -- or should -- choose to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chair. The president himself has identified three possible successors: Janet Yellen, the current Fed vice chairwoman; Donald Kohn, a former Fed vice chair; and Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary and president of Harvard University.

 

 

GOP in key states tries to slow anti-abortion push

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

 

 

Time to take a bite out of food stamps?

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.

 

 

Global travel warning: U.S. cites al-Qaida threat

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

 

 

Governors warn Washington against fiscal inaction

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

 

 

U.S. diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months pregnant, officials said Friday.

 

 

FDA defining what 'gluten free' means on packages

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

A label that reads "gluten free" will now mean the same thing for all food, regardless of which kind you buy.

 

 

Lawyer: Snowden has a place to live in Russia

Posted 8/3/2013 in National

 

 

AP: Postal Service takes photos of all mail

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States -- 160 billion last year -- and keeps them on hand for up to a month.

 

 

Japan's Aso refuses to resign over Nazi comment

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Man repays insurance money with four tons of coins

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Budget plans imploding, Congress is heading home

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Despite boom, higher costs push Big Oil into slump

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Employers aren't cutting, or adding, many staffers

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

Companies have all but stopped laying off workers. They just aren't hiring many. When the government issues the July employment report Friday, it will likely show another solid month of job growth. But the job gain can be misleading because it's a net figure: The number of people hired minus the number who lose or quit jobs.

 

 

R.I. home lived in while family was on vacation

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Train driver can't explain why he crashed

Posted 8/2/2013 in National

 

 

Optimism of whites in U.S. lags blacks by big margin

Posted 8/1/2013 in National

Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living. Indeed, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of whites by the widest margin since at least 1987, a new analysis shows.

 

 

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