President Bush has described the government’s bailout plan – decried by some as meddling in the free market – as an "essential short-term measure" to free up credit and unfreeze the economy.
New Hampshire hospitals that are guilty of serious errors may soon be required to report these missteps to the public, under a new law that is under consideration in the state.
Privacy and civil liberty concerns have been raised about the way that the city of Santa Rosa, California manages the data it collects about residents.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain may propose some tax cuts that could inject life into the listless economy, one of his advisors has suggested.
It seems that the current credit crisis has eroded many Americans’ confidence in financial institutions and the government’s ability to set monetary policy.
The National Security Administration is currently under investigation for charges that it listened in on personal phone calls made by military personnel and other Americans living overseas, it has emerged.
It seems that each day brings new headlines about financial turmoil and a tumultuous stock market, with the result that the average investor may be uncertain about how to protect their wealth.
When a child’s health is at stake, parents may expect complete candor from doctors and pediatricians – but in reality, is this always the case?
U.S. government agencies should be obligated to assess the impact of counterterrorism initiatives on people’s privacy before they begin, a new report claims.
Steve Forbes, publisher and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, has spoken out against policies that raise taxes in times of financial crisis, claiming that they stifle the economy.
A lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, alleging that the company attempted to suppress negative research about its epilepsy drug, Neurontin.
The credit crunch has sent Americans of all ages scrambling to reassess their personal economic situation – including baby boomers who may have assumed they were on the cusp of enjoying their golden years in relative wealth.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "misguided policies" led to the Great Depression lasting far longer than it should have, according to two UCLA economists.
Some people are not convinced that new guidelines introduced by the FBI in the final weeks of the Bush administration will adequately protect American’s civil liberties.
The government now has the green light to begin a limited version of a satellite surveillance program that provides imagery of the U.S. to federal, state and local authorities.
Congress’ approval of a $700 billion rescue package for financial institutions will not prevent more banks from failing in the coming year, analysts have suggested.
Despite a health scare in which tens of thousands of Chinese babies have fallen ill due to melamine in their formula, the Food and Drug Administration has said that products containing small amounts of the chemical are not dangerous for adults.
We expect hospitals to use disinfectants and other cleaning products to kill germs and protect us, but new researchers suggest this practice – if administered incorrectly – could have dangerous consequences.
Those who are seriously ill may want to think twice about entering a hospital in the southern U.S., following the results of a new study.
Following the passage of a revised $700 billion bailout package by Congress, some people may be wondering what made certain representatives change their vote.
Legislation introduced by three lawmakers this week aims to create stronger measures to protect the privacy of those who are traveling across borders.
Investors are continuing to withdraw their cash from money market funds, despite a promise by the Treasury Department that these funds would be temporarily insured.
Over-the-counter cold medicines for children have come under fire from some doctors and health experts, who claim they are not safe for youngsters.