A new Congress with strengthened Democratic majorities convenes tomorrow with one overriding goal: speed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders met behind closed doors this week with President-elect Barack Obama to start putting together an economic-recovery package that ...Read More »
Federal Reserve officials are focused on driving down the spreads between U.S. Treasury yields and consumer and corporate loans, after cutting the main interest rate to almost zero failed to revive lending. Credit costs for households and businesses haven’t followed ...Read More »
Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael A. Wolff and the chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court have asked President-elect Barack Obama to work toward a “major change in state and federal sentencing practices.” The judges mailed their request to Obama’s ...Read More »
Extension granted in Blagojevich case Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was granted a 90-day extension to obtain an indictment against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whom he has accused of corruption in a criminal complaint. U.S. District Judge James Holderman in ...Read More »
2009 is expected to be a tough year for law firms. The economic turbulence brought on by the credit crisis caused corporations to tighten their belts, leading to less work for lawyers in such traditional corporate areas as mergers & ...
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President-elect Barack Obama’s advisers are looking at including a “buy American” provision in the economic-stimulus legislation that the incoming administration has made its first priority. “We are reviewing the buy American proposal and we are committed to a plan that ...Read More »
By Karen Gullo and Joe Carroll U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wants to release tape recordings of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich discussing campaign contributions with a lobbyist to a panel of state lawmakers considering his impeachment. Four intercepted calls from Fitzgerald’s ...Read More »