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The 44th President

Obama Plans Fast Action to Tighten Financial Rules

Officials say they will make wide-ranging changes, including stricter federal rules for hedge funds, credit rating agencies and mortgage brokers.

Obama’s Partisan, Profane Confidant Reins It In

Rahm Emanuel is reconciling his bombastic ways with the cool and deliberate style of Obama World.

Bad Times Spur a Flight to Jobs Viewed as Safe

There is a new allure around jobs likely to keep a person employed, at reasonable pay, through a prolonged downturn.

Pakistani Taliban punished a man accused of impersonating one of them to extort money in Matta, in the volatile Swat Valley.
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Radio Spreads Taliban’s Terror in Pakistan

A Taliban leader daily addresses the residents of Swat on banned activities and names those killed for violations. Above, Taliban punished a man in the Swat Valley.

Immigrant Teens Struggle With Formal Schooling

Over 15,000 students in New York schools have had little or no formal schooling and face unique problems.

Pope Reinstates Four Excommunicated Bishops

Among the four reinstated bishops, one had stirred outrage with comments denying the Holocaust.

Dolls Resembling Daughters Displease First Lady

The company that makes Beanie Babies has introduced two new dolls, named Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia.

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Photographers’ Journal
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A War’s Many Angles
Photographers’ Journal: A War’s Many Angles

Photographers Tyler Hicks and Moises Saman documented the three-week war in Gaza for The New York Times, capturing the fear, loss and destruction brought by the conflict on both sides.

Travel »

Affordable Caribbean

A budget travel guide to 11 destinations.

Brew Pubs in Utah

A string of inventive small breweries make for an inviting, if unexpected, tasting tour.

36 Hours in Carmel

This small California town resembles a Disneyland version of Europe.

Business »

The Talented Mr. Madoff

Two versions of the life story of Bernard L. Madoff are emerging: the Wall Street statesman, and the high-finance charlatan.

Streetscapes | Henry Hudson Parkway
Flickering Views of an Earlier Era

The section of Henry Hudson Parkway above 165th Street is an amalgam of various street improvements from the 1880s to the 1930s.

Collecting
Collector Car Prices Soften but Don’t Crash
Collector Car Prices Soften but Don’t Crash

The collectible car market showed resilience at sales in Scottsdale, Ariz.; a long-predicted free fall in prices didn’t occur.

Collectible Cars Photo Gallery & Event Calendar »

Submit photos and view and comment on other readers’ cars. Also, view and submit events to the Automotive Events Calendar.

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Under New Management
Can Volunteers Be a Lifeline for Nonprofit Groups?
Can Volunteers Be a Lifeline for Nonprofit Groups?

Professionals who find themselves unemployed may be a rich talent pool for charitable groups.

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