Now that the Great Subprime Recession has been assigned an official ending date of June 2009, making it the longest postwar downturn on record, apologists for easy money and fiscal stimulus are having a tough time pretending that either succeeded in achieving a quick recovery. Atlanta Journal Constitution
Chattanooga has become the first U.S. city to provide blazing-fast Internet — with download speeds 20 times faster than anything now offered to big business users in Nashville or anywhere else, for that matter. The Tennessean
Democrats said Sunday they will put off until after the elections a vote on whether to extend the Bush tax cuts, leaving most taxpayers in limbo for months as to whether they’ll face tax increases at the beginning of next year.Washington Times
For four long years of the Civil War, Union forces rallied behind the cry, “On to Richmond.” Now the same slogan is being used to lure visitors to the city that was capital of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
WASHINGTON — Engineering experts probing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed holes in BP’s internal investigation as the company was questioned Sunday for the first time in public about its findings. Houston Chronicle
Before settling back on Tennessee Street, Ann Parfaite heard from neighbors that her future home, loaded with green building features like solar panels and rain-water collectors, would help cut her electricity bills by a third or more. Times Picayune
A Rasmussen Reports poll of 500 likely voters show 50 percent of voters favor Haley and 33 percent of voters favor Sheheen. Thirteen percent of voters said they are undecided with just under 40 days to go before the Nov. 2 vote. The State