Entries for April 2009

Administration expands housing aid plan
April 29, 2009
by Alan Zibel The Associated Press The Obama administration said Tuesday it is expanding its plan to stem the housing crisis by offering mortgage lenders incentives to lower borrowers’ bills on second mortgages. During the housing boom, lenders re...
Pandemic fears push prices down
April 29, 2009
by Mark Williams The Associated Press Oil prices fell for a second straight day Tuesday on fears that the outbreak of swine flu would delay an economic recovery and further dampen energy demand. Benchmark crude for June delivery fell 74 cents to $...
Many miles to go, promises to keep
April 29, 2009
by Calvin Woodward The Associated Press President Barack Obama has not yet achieved the big campaign promises he’ll be judged on years from now, on health care, war, the economy and so much more. It’s early, it’s a colossal load and Rome wasn’t bui...
Oil prices fall as swine flu news rattles markets
April 28, 2009
by Dirk Lammers The Associated Press Oil prices dipped to around $50 a barrel Monday as a strong dollar and new reports of swine flu threatened to slow summer travel and sent jitters through global markets. Benchmark crude for June delivery fell $...
Supreme Court refuses four death row appeals
April 28, 2009
by Michael Graczyk The Associated Press A Dallas-area man condemned for an attack that left three people dead during the robbery of their home in San Antonio more than 15 years ago moved a step closer to execution with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refu...