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Dairy cows head for slaughter as milk prices sour

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.

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5 things to know about prepaid phones

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Even without much promotion, prepaid cellular phones are quietly gaining popularity as Americans examine their monthly costs in a deep economic downturn.

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Facebook Backtracks On Terms Of Use After Protests

Posted: 02/18/2009 - In an about-face following a torrent of online protests, Facebook is backing off a change in its user policies while it figures how best to resolve questions like who controls the information shared on the social networking site.

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Clinton Works to Rehab US Image

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is continuing the Obama administration's efforts to rehabilitate America's image abroad, especially with Muslims, during a visit to Indonesia that began Wednesday.

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Chrysler Seeks $9B of Gov't Aid in Viability Plan

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Chrysler LLC said it needs $9 billion of total government financing and it plans to cut 3,000 jobs and eliminate three vehicle models as part of its restructuring plan submitted to the Treasury Department on Tuesday.

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GM Seeks Up to $30B in Aid, Will Cut 47,000 Jobs

Updated: 02/18/2009 - General Motors Corp., presenting a dire outlook for the future, said Tuesday it may need $30 billion in total government financing to weather the economic downturn and would cut 47,000 jobs worldwide and shutter five more U.S. factories in a massive restructuring plan.

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Obama Poised To Sign Stimulus Into Law

Posted: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama isn't ruling out a second economic stimulus plan, a top aide said Tuesday, even as Obama flew to Denver to sign into law a $787 billion rescue plan designed to spur consumer spending and create millions of jobs.

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Charlotte in same predicament as Wall Street

Posted: 02/14/2009 - For years, Bank of America Corp. and Wachovia Corp. helped turn Charlotte into a financial powerhouse. Now, the big banks have thrust it into the same predicament as the real Wall Street - the city is losing thousands of jobs and an unquantifiable amount of prestige. Residents who invested heavily in the banks have seen their wealth dissipate and lifestyles change radically.

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Murder Trial in Italy: US Student Had a Scratch

Posted: 02/14/2009 - An American student accused in the stabbing death of her British roommate had a scratch on her neck hours after the killing, a witness testified Saturday at the murder trial in Italy.

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Clinton Heads to Asia with Global Agenda

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton's first trip abroad as President Barack Obama's chief diplomat will emphasize the administration's interest in Asia while probably producing no major policy changes.

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Obama to Outline Plan to Stem Home Foreclosures

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The biggest players in the mortgage industry are halting home foreclosures while the Obama administration develops its plan to help struggling homeowners.

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Backlog still large for TV converter box coupons

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Though hundreds of TV stations are turning off their analog signals next week, households in line for their $40 coupons for digital converter boxes are likely to have to wait at least several weeks longer.

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Peanut butter scare changes lunchbox rituals

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The nationwide salmonella outbreak has left many parents in a situation as sticky as peanut butter itself: Should they pack their kids' lunches with PB&J or stay away from the old standby?

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Victims of commuter plane crash in Buffalo

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Names of people killed in crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407. The names have been provided by airline officials, relatives or friends.

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