Thursday, June 11, 2009

News today

In Iran Race, Ex-Leader Works to Oust President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has helped define the race by his feud with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Given More Leeway Gen. Stanley McChrystal has a wide berth to pick a dream team of subordinates as he moves to carry out a new strategy for combating the Taliban

Doctors’ Group Opposes Public Insurance Plan Opposition by the American Medical Association could be a hurdle for advocates of a government-sponsored insurance plan.

A Paris Plan, Less Grand Than Gritty France’s president has scaled back his ambition to redesign Paris, but still plans to improve the city’s transportation and housing stock.

Videos Reveal Sotomayor’s Positions on Affirmative Action and Other Issues

U.S. Saw Problems on the Way at Merrill
E-mails from the Federal Reserve indicate Bank of America’s executives were pressed to stay quiet about Merrill Lynch’s financial condition, a document written by House Republicans claims.

U.S. Pushes a Troubled Citigroup to Heal Itself
As other banks prepare to exit the bailout program, the government is tightening its grip on Citigroup, calling for change at the bank.

Fiat Deal With Chrysler Seals Swift 42-Day Overhaul
The speed with which the automaker’s restructuring plan swept through the court system was seen as an important victory for the Obama administration.

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