Government and Economy
Labor Secretary Nominee Hearing Postponed Over Taxes
A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider Rep. Hilda Solis' nomination for Labor Secretary after news that her husband only just paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business, some of which had been outstanding for 16 years.
Treasury Bilked in Bailout Bank Stock Buys
A government watchdog group reported that under the $700 billion bailout program, the federal government overpaid for stocks and other assets from financial institutions to the tune of $78 billion.
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