Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) said on Monday that high-speed automatic trading programs—which use mathematical models to buy and sell stocks in milliseconds—may have been responsible for the April 6 financial meltdown, when the market crashed nearly 1,000 points in just a few minutes.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released new vitamin D recommendations for older adults who are at a high risk of low bone mass, poor muscle development and osteoporotic fractures.
Despite conservative criticism that she has no practical experience as a judge, President Obama nominated current Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday.
In an effort to boycott Arizona’s new immigration law, the Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved sanctions May 12 that will bar the city from conducting business with the Grand Canyon State.
The strength and influence of the Tea Party movement was on display again last weekend, when GOP delegates in Utah voted incumbent Senator Robert Bennett out of the party. Bennett, who came in third in the vote, lost to two candidates put forward by the Tea Party movement who will now vie for the Republican nomination.
The controversy surrounding the attempts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose Internet regulations has resurfaced after reports suggested its chairman is looking for a new way to do so after his first attempt was blocked by a court.
According a new study published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, a person’s body receives the greatest benefit from a vitamin D supplement when it is taken with the largest meal of the day.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the principal Republican sponsor for climate change legislation, told reporters last week that the current political landscape has made it "impossible" for Congress to pass or even consider an energy bill by the end of the current term.
While speaking at the Nation’s Catholic Community conference last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded with religious leaders to "instruct" their followers to support immigration reform, according to Fox News.
In an effort to quell the political storm surrounding immigration reform in Arizona, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Governor Jan Brewer last week, asking her to delay the implementation of the new law for one year so that Congress can put together an all-encompassing Federal plan.