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  • $800 billion stimulus buys what? This

     
    by Janet Hook with Noam N. Levey, Jim Puzzanghera, Richard Simon and Jim Tankersley. . With Congress moving toward passage of an $800-billion-plus economic stimulus plan, big government is back. Unabashed. With a vengeance. The stimulus is bigger than the...
  • Foreign registration of BP rig factored in explosion

     
    by Tom Hamburger and Kim Geiger The Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico was built in South Korea. It was operated by a Swiss company under contract to a British oil firm. Primary responsibility for...

    Gulf oil spill: BP safety record blasted by House panel

     
    The safety records of oil giant BP and the government agency charged with overseeing offshore drilling drew sharp criticism at a Wednesday morning House hearing on the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "Many of the elements of this tragedy...

    Metrolink balked at safety upgrade's cost

    Metrolink balked at safety upgrade's cost
    The head of Metrolink warned Congress a year ago that proposals to require updated safety devices on trains would involve "substantial cost" and urged lawmakers to give railroads "flexibility" in choosing and implementing the new systems. The testimony...

    Hope for Roquefort fans

    Hope for Roquefort fans
    On a recent afternoon, customers of the Los Angeles gourmet shop Joan's on Third were greeted with a one-pound wedge of L'Aigle Noir Roquefort, its blue-speckled innards showcased on a glass pedestal amid tidy piles of other artisan cheeses. Hanging above...