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Fed's emergency loan program increases activity

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve boosted its lending to commercial banks and investment firms over the past week, indicating that a severe credit crisis was still squeezing the financial system.

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Pakistan spy chief to aid Mumbai investigation

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Pakistan scrambled Friday to avoid a dangerous crisis with India over the terror attacks in Mumbai, sending its spy chief to share intelligence and countering Indian charges that "elements in Pakistan" were behind the carnage.

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Indian forces fight last gunmen in Mumbai hotel

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Indian forces targeted the landmark Taj Mahal hotel with grenades and gunfire Saturday morning as suspected Muslim militants made a last stand, just hours after elite commandos stormed a Jewish outreach center and found six hostages dead.

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Gaza mortars wound 6 Israelis

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Palestinian militants in Gaza blasted a military base in southern Israel with mortars late Friday, wounding six soldiers in the latest assault on an unraveling truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

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Somali pirates hijack 1 ship, free another

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Somali pirates seized control of a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Friday and a NATO helicopter gunship, too late to prevent the hijacking, picked up three security guards who jumped into the sea.

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Iraq's PM may be weakened by dealmaking over pact

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Parliament's approval of a security pact with the U.S. has propelled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into a position of strength unsurpassed among Iraqi political leaders since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Ethiopia to withdraw from Somalia by end of year

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Ethiopia announced Friday that is pulling its forces from Somalia by year's end, leaving the ravaged capital vulnerable to the Islamic militants who have seized nearly all of the country.

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Greensburg Official Gets National Award

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Greensburg City Administrator Steve Hewitt has been named American City and County Magazine's 2008 Municipal Leader of the Year.

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GOP Leaders to Sebelius: Order Cuts Now

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The two top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature say Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius must immediately order cuts in state spending to make up for falling revenue.

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FDA sets safe level for infant formula contaminant

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Federal regulators set a safety threshold Friday for the industrial chemical melamine that is greater than the amount of contamination found so far in U.S.-made infant formula.

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TiVo reports profit in fiscal 3Q

Updated: 11/28/2008 - TiVo Inc. recorded a profit for its latest quarter because of a $105 million payment it received in a patent suit, but revenue declined, the maker of digital video recorders said Tuesday.

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Stocks end short session with 5th straight gain

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Wall Street climbed again Friday, wrapping up its biggest five-day rally in more than 75 years, even as investors digested signs of a bleak holiday season for retailers and fears that a flurry of reports next week will show more economic distress.

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Ad watchdog: FiOS not 'so much more bright'

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Verizon's FiOS TV service doesn't make for a brighter picture, the advertising industry's self-regulatory body said, urging the company to drop some of the claims it makes in its advertising.

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Sling.com like video site Hulu with a twist

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Since its launch in March, video-streaming site Hulu has become a popular place to catch TV shows, video clips and movies for free on the Web.

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Gift certificates for birth control? Foes say bah!

Updated: 11/28/2008 - At the Planned Parenthood of Indiana, 'tis the season of giving health care and contraception. But it's a sentiment that opponents of abortion and artificial birth control say denigrates the holiday season.

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EU: Euro-zone jobless rate hits two-year high

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Unemployment in the 15 nations that share the euro shot up to 7.7 percent in October - the highest level in two years - as growth dropped sharply, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said Friday.

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