Entries for October 2008

Convicted killer is executed
October 30, 2008
The Associated Press Condemned killer Eric Nenno was the last person 7-year-old Nicole Benton saw when she was abducted, more than 13 years ago. Her father was among the last people Nenno could have seen Tuesday night when the Texas inmate was exec...
Briefly Speaking
October 30, 2008
Several Houston-Harris County area drug treatment providers, law enforcement, drug courts and many others joined forces this week to develop and help carry out an effective strategy to fight drugs in our region. Since the City of Houston no longer ha...
Fed cuts key rate to one percent
October 30, 2008
by Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press The Federal Reserve has slashed a key interest rate by half a percentage point as it seeks to revive an economy hit by a long list of maladies stemming from the most severe financial crisis in decades. The...
Durable goods rise by largest since June
October 30, 2008
by Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted an unexpectedly strong showing in September — the largest gain in three months — on a surge in demand for airplanes and autos, government da...
Treasury sees huge government needs
October 29, 2008
by Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press The financial rescue operation will force the U.S. government to borrow an unprecedented amount of money as the budget deficit climbs to record heights, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday. Ant...