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  • Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill

    Analysis: Congress vents but gets little on spill
    Congress was given a chance to vent its frustrations. And BP's top executive, the target of the rage, did what he hoped to do - deflect the most probing questions and avoid any serious gaffes. While outrage filled the air, the much-awaited grilling of BP...
  • Insurers refuse to limit policy cancellations

    Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members...
  • A Word, Please: Playing it safely

    "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued to the opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction." That was Texas Rep. Joe Barton's apology for an apology — his ridiculously noncommittal backpedaling after telling BP...
  • Home renovators alert: House passes 'cash-for-caulkers' bill

    Home renovators alert: House passes 'cash-for-caulkers' bill
    Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday. The Home Star bill, passed 246-...
  • Lawmakers Take FDA to Task on Antidepressants

    Members of Congress on Thursday accused the Food and Drug Administration of suppressing information, for as long as eight years, about the increased risks of suicidal thought and behavior in children and teenagers taking antidepressants. "There is...