DETROIT - General Motors picked global product development chief Mary Barra to replace Dan Akerson as its CEO, marking the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman. Video | Full Article
WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators toughened key sections of the Volcker rule's crackdown on Wall Street's risky trades on Tuesday as they finalized one of the harshest reforms after the credit meltdown.
BANGKOK - Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours. Full Article
Dec. 10 - General Motors will appoint Mary Barra, the company's global product development chief, as CEO next month, marking the first time a major U.S. automaker has been led by a woman.
JOHANNESBURG - President Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as a "giant of justice" but said too many world leaders claimed solidarity with his struggle "but do not tolerate dissent from their own people." Full Article
The “TSA Loose Change Act,” or HR 1095, has bipartisan support, but seems like it was drafted by Saturday Night Live scriptwriters looking for a new way to make fun of Congress. Commentary
For some key states, anti-corruption day may mark a celebration driven by citizens in search of their stolen citizenship. Commentary
When convening a conference to "discuss" something or other, the FTC (or other regulatory entities) is almost never in pursuit of discussion -- any more than a police officer who says he just wants to talk. Commentary
The most important question now for Britain’s political and economic outlook is whether this week’s rhetorical divergence is a blip or a harbinger of much bigger clashes over the government’s effort to stoke a pre-election property and mortgage boom. Commentary
From fringe to preferred China investment, the bitcoin has blown up this year. Riding on its coattails, the litecoin is surging too - and we show you how to 'mine' it, for fun but probably not profit. Video