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Bush Agrees to Ask for Financial Bailout Funds

Updated: 01/12/2009 - President George W. Bush agreed to ask Congress on Monday to release the remaining $350 billion in financial sector rescue funds after receiving a request to do so from President-elect Barack Obama, the White House said.

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Oil Continues to Fall as Investors Eye US Earnings

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Falling crude demand in the world's largest consuming nation drove oil prices below $38 a barrel Monday as the U.S. enters a corporate earnings season expected to be fraught with bad news.

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GM: Worst-case Scenario Calls for More Gov't Money

Updated: 01/12/2009 - GM's chief operating officer wouldn't say Monday whether GM will need all $18 billion in government loans it sought from Congress, but he said GM's worst-case scenario would require more than the $13.4 billion already allocated by the Treasury Department.

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Stocks Slip Ahead of Earnings Reports

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Wall Street extended last week's sell-off Monday as stocks declined ahead of quarterly earnings reports expected this week and as another drop in oil prices weighed on energy stocks.

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Storm Sinks Indonesian Ferry, 250 Feared Dead

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Huge waves and driving rain hindered rescuers Monday as they searched for about 250 people missing and feared dead after a ferry packed with passengers and cargo capsized in a cyclone off Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

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Floods In Fiji Kill 8; Thousands Seek Shelter

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Authorities rushed on Monday to deliver clean drinking water and other supplies to thousands of villagers who fled flooding from tropical storms that have killed at least eight people on this Pacific island nation.

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Carter Urges Obama To Work Closely With China

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, whose administration formalized diplomatic ties with China 30 years ago, on Monday urged President-elect Barack Obama to find ways to work more closely with Beijing on global issues.

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First US Count Finds 1 In 200 Kids Are Vegetarian

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team - a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian.

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Salmonella Prompts Peanut Butter Recall

Updated: 01/12/2009 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria.

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Stock Futures Flat ahead of Alcoa Report

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Stock futures pointed to a relatively flat opening Monday, as investors tread cautiously ahead of the unofficial start to earnings season with a report from Alcoa Inc.

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Oil Falls Below $39 as Investors Eye US Earnings

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Oil prices fell Monday on concerns over global economic growth, with key U.S. corporate earnings results expected to give a new reading on crude demand in the world's largest consuming nation.

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Tina Fey's `30 Rock,' `Mad Men' Top Golden Globes

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Tina Fey officially rules the world and has the Golden Globe awards to prove it. The "30 Rock" star and creator was named best actress in a TV comedy and her NBC series was picked as best comedy Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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`Slumdog Millionaire' Wins 4 at Golden Globes

Updated: 01/12/2009 - "Slumdog Millionaire" lived up to its underdog theme at Sunday's Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle.

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Wind Energy Gains Power in the State

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Spring is a long time coming, but green may be the new color of the season. Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson announced a new environmental policy for the state on Friday that is already changing things up.

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