- Making News: Bush Submits Wartime Appropriations Request
At the Pentagon today, President Bush reminded workers of the September 11 attack on their building, and applied pressure to Congress for passage of his $75 billion request for war and rebuilding. Edwin Chen, White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, says the difficulty won't be in passing the wartime supplemental request but in keeping Congressional members from attaching additional monies for their own pet projects.
- Reporter?s Notebook: Stocks Rally, Fall with News from Iraq War
Last week, on reports that the Iraq war might be quick and clean, stock markets rallied all over the world. Yesterday, all that came to an end. Today, the markets are up again. Are American troop movements inside Iraq the major cause of the advance and decline in world markets? Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for the New York Times, says the market's performance is often a cause-and-effect response to developing events.
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