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Chrysler bankruptcy reflected in ratings - Moody's

Reuters - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By Nancy Leinfuss NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service said rating actions taken on Chrysler's auto loan and lease ABS over recent months reflected the deterioration in performance that led to its bankruptcy filing on Thursday.
Comment by Gary Chaison
Prof. of Industrial Relations, Clark University

White House issues advisory after Obama Mexico trip

Reuters - ‎54 minutes ago‎
(Politico) -- The White House is issuing a health advisory outlining "protective measures" for anyone who traveled on President Barack Obama's trip to Mexico, after a member of the US delegation came down with flu-like symptoms - and tests on his ...

US House Lawmakers Move To Rein In Credit Card Cos

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael R. Crittenden and Patrick Yoest WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--US House lawmkers overwhelmingly voted Thursday to restrict certain credit card industry practices, as supporters sought to give a boost to consumers along with the government's many ...

Pakistan's Zardari Goes to Washington

Washington Post - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Mansoor Ijaz Pakistan has a split personality problem. Its citizens can rise up en masse on one day to depose a military dictator and reinstate honest judges, but the next day seem helpless to stop politicians from ceding strategic territory to ...

Images show Sri Lankan forces bombing civilian safehaven

Times Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Confidential UN satellite images leaked today appear to prove that Sri Lanka's air force bombed a safehaven for civilians fleeing fighting against the Tamil Tigers.

Driver Attacks Royal Parade in the Netherlands

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
People lay injured after a car careened into a holiday parade that included Queen Beatrix and the royal family in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn on Thursday.

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Oh, Joe: VP's off-base flu advice needs do-over

The Associated Press - ‎25 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oh, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden - with a well-deserved reputation as someone who shoots from the lip - made it through the first 100 days of the Obama administration without any major gaffes.

Obama Says Waterboarding is Torture

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Cindy Saine US President Barack Obama says the practice known as "waterboarding", or simulated drowning, used on certain high-level terrorist suspects under the Bush administration is torture.

Maine Senate Backs Same-Sex Marriage

New York Times - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By ABBY GOODNOUGH BOSTON - Maine could be the next New England state to embrace same-sex marriage after the State Senate voted Thursday to legalize the practice.

US Stocks Close Lower As Energy Cos Slide

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Disney joins Hulu website, takes ownership stake

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has reached a deal to become a partner in the popular video website Hulu founded by NBC Universal and News Corp.

MetLife Has First Loss in Since 2001 on Investments

Bloomberg - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Andrew Frye April 30 (Bloomberg) -- MetLife Inc., the biggest US life insurer, reported its first quarterly loss since 2001 on writedowns and lower returns from investments.

Windows 7 in October? Here's the Scoop

PC World - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Windows 7 may be hitting store shelves sooner than you think. Microsoft's latest operating system will be ready to roll this October, some information published by a British tech site suggests.

Motorola Risks Getting Lost In Competitors' Hype >MOT

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Roger Cheng Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Motorola Inc.'s (MOT) cellphone business is quickly getting to the point where it'll have to put up or shut up.

Hacker: I Broke Into Twitter

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
For the second time this year, a hacker claims to have gained administrative access to a Twitter employee's account. On Wednesday, an anonymous hacker going by the name of Hacker Croll posted 13 screenshots to a French online discussion forum, ...

Could Adam Lambert be first gay "American Idol"?

Reuters - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Adam Lambert wears eyeliner and diamond stud earrings, sings like a dream and has won a rare standing ovation from tough-minded judge Simon Cowell.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

New York Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By AO SCOTT In the crowded pantheon of comic-book-derived movie-franchise superheroes, Wolverine, as embodied by the muscular Australian song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman, always seemed kind of special.
Review: X-Men goes nowhere San Francisco Chronicle

Is Miss California the new face of anti-gay ignorance?

Gay and Lesbian Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
by Rex Wockner Carrie Prejean, Miss California, became the lightning rod of the Miss USA pageant when she told a judge same-sex couples shouldn't marry.

Details on A-Rod's alleged pitch-tipping scheme in Texas

SI.com - ‎41 minutes ago‎
A report in the New York Daily News alleged that in a new book on Alex Rodriguez to be published this Monday by Harper Collins, the star tipped pitches when he was with the Texas Rangers, essentially signaling to friendly opponents what pitch was ...

Tiger opens with bogey-free 65

ESPN - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Bob Harig CHARLOTTE, NC -- The putts that failed to fall three weeks ago at the Masters were dropping for Tiger Woods during the opening round of the Quail Hollow Championship, leading to a 7-under-par 65 and the early lead.

Alex Smith trade analysis

Boston Globe - ‎22 minutes ago‎
In trading for Buccaneers tight end Alex Smith, the Patriots further load up at a position in which they already had strong numbers with five players.

More schools have closed because of swine flu

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Education officials say nearly 300 schools around the country have closed because of concerns about spreading swine flu , and more are expected to.

Among the swine flu mysteries: Why only deaths in Mexico?

CNN - ‎Apr 28, 2009‎
By Arthur Brice (CNN) -- It's a confounding question on the lips of disease detectives: Why have the only deaths from the swine flu outbreak happened in Mexico?

White House Update on the H1 N1 Influenza and Suggested Protective ...

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The White House Medical Unit has been in regular contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding any possible or confirmed cases in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Judicial Power on Mortgages Is Rejected in a Senate Vote

New York Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By STEPHEN LABATON WASHINGTON - The Senate handed a victory to the banking industry on Thursday, defeating a Democratic proposal that would have given homeowners in financial trouble greater flexibility to renegotiate the terms of their mortgages.

Obama doesn't enjoy ‘meddling in private sector'

Bizjournals.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama enjoys being chief executive of the United States, but he said he doesn't want to be running American businesses.

First Lady: Bo is "Most Famous Member" of the Obama Family

ABC News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
First Lady Michelle Obama said today that her daughters are thriving in Washington and her days start with a pre-dawn walk with the “most famous member” of the Obama family, new puppy, Bo.