FROM Adrienne Carter
Stocks Continue Rebound on Good News about Banks There was a ray of light on Wall Street today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising above 8000 on some good news about banks. Adrienne Carter is Financial Editor at BusinessWeek magazine.
Dow Falls below 10,000 One year ago, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was over 14,000. Today, despite final package of the so-called " economic rescue ," it dropped below 10,000 for the first time in four years. In Texas, meantime, President Bush met with small business owners—a car dealer, a car repair-shop owner and two restaurateurs. Adrienne Carter is finance editor for BusinessWeek magazine.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?