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MI lawmakers to suggest ways to trim spending
January 19, 2010 – 2:30 am

Michigan lawmakers from both parties plan to propose ways to trim government spending.

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More men get economic boost from marriage
January 19, 2010 – 2:26 am

A new analysis of census data suggests growth in the number of working wives over the past 40 years has resulted in a shift in who gets the biggest economic boost from marriage.

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Help steps up, but so does scale of Haiti tragedy
January 19, 2010 – 2:24 am

Authorities now estimate the number of dead in Haiti could be 200,000, double the previous best guess.

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Obama to ask for more school grant money
January 19, 2010 – 2:20 am

President Barack Obama is expected to call for an extra $1.35 billion in education grants when he visits an elementary school Tuesday outside Washington.

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The last word in astrology: 1/19/10
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Trever O’Brien, 26; Jodie Sweetin, 28; Shawn Wayans, 41; Dolly Parton, 64

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Ford and Mazda say not planning to break up China JV
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Ford Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp said on Monday they had no plans to dissolve their car making joint venture in China, which overtook the United States as the world’s largest auto market in 2009.

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Kraft, Cadbury discuss possible $19 billion deal: sources
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S.-based Kraft Foods Inc and Britain’s Cadbury Plc are holding talks about a potential friendly deal to create the world’s largest confectionery group for up to 11.7 billion pounds ($19 billion), sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Some Dubai World creditors may offload loans: report
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Some creditors to Dubai World DBWLD.UL, which is currently restructuring $22 billion of debt, are seeking to offload loans to reduce their exposure to the conglomerate, the Financial Times reported.

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