United States government's debts have ballooned so badly the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits to record the spiraling figure.
The financial crisis is hurting automotive dealers across United States and could contribute to an estimated 700 dealerships closing this year, the US National Automobile Dealers Association Chairwoman Annette Sykora said on Tuesday.
The head of failed United States investment bank Lehman Brothers told Congress on Monday that he took home about 300 million US dollars in pay and bonuses over the past eight years.
Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial Average fell as much as 800 points to trade below the 10,000 mark Monday as nervousness over the credit crisis spread after the US government's 700 billion USD bailout and interventions in Europe only seemed to add to investor anxiety.
Faced with worst economic and financial market crisis since 1929, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday sent a strong signal that officials may lower interest rates against a backdrop of waning price pressures.
Neel Kashkari, 35, a United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, was named on Tuesday interim head of the Office of Financial Stability by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The office will run the 700 billion US dollars financial bailout program signed into law Friday.
The United States economy received a 700 billion US dollars shot in the arm Friday, and Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands got a shot of assistance from rum, according to the US Caribbean territories press.
Members of the United States House of Representatives are considering a revised 700 billion US dollars plan to rescue the US financial sector and should be taking a vote on Friday.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin set the tone for how she would approach Thursday night's vice presidential debate before it began. Meeting Democratic rival Senator Joe Biden at center stage to shake his hand as they walked out, she greeted him warmly and said, Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?
California is the latest US state to be feeling economic shockwaves from the financial crisis on Wall Street in the form of budget deficits, dwindling finances and plummeting pension funds.