Shopping for Porcupine Alaskan nature writer and photographer Seth Kantner says on balance he is glad vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is attracting attention to his home state. His new essay collection "Shopping for Porcupine" examines the conflict between Alaskan tradition and new economic realities.4:49 p.m.
Plan To Cap Executive Pay Examined
There have been calls to limit the pay of those executives whose companies benefit from the proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Roben Farzad, a senior writer for BusinessWeek, says Democrats want to assert some control over CEO pay and the Bush administration may be ready to make a concession on the issue.
Buffett To Buy $5B Stake In Goldman
Warren Buffett is investing $5 billion dollars in Goldman Sachs. His decision comes at a critical time for Goldman. Buffett said he believes Congress will approve a plan to buy up bad mortgage debt from Goldman and other firms.
Polluters Required To Pay For Greenhouse Gases
Big power companies in Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut will be required to buy allowances for every ton of gas their plant emits. The auction of greenhouse gas allowances is part of a plan to start reducing carbon emissions. Four other states--New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Delaware, will participate in later auctions.
Western States Unite For Climate Initiative
Western states have created their own climate initiative and this week they unveiled a blueprint of how it will work. It's a cap-and-trade system that will cover carbon dioxide emissions as well as five other greenhouse gases.
Iraqi Parliament OKs Law On Provincial Election
After months of wrangling, Iraq's Parliament approved a new provincial election law, which clears the way for a vote probably before the end of the year. It will likely lead to more power for Iraq's Sunnis, who largely boycotted the last ballot.
Hispanic Vote May Tip The Balance In Colorado
A Sept. 23 poll shows Barack Obama ahead in Colorado by a narrow margin over John McCain but with strong support among Hispanic voters. Both parties are campaigning hard to get the Hispanic vote — Democrats are trying to boost voter turnout, while Republicans are targeting veterans.
Lance Armstrong To Make Return On Astana Team
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong said he will make his comeback on the Astana team in his bid for an eighth Tour de France title in 2009. Astana is headed by Johan Bruyneel, who was Armstrong's team director in all his seven wins.
All Tomorrow's Parties: Alt-Rock Summer Camp
All Tomorrow's Parties, held in New York's Catskill Mountains last weekend, offered many outdoor activities for attendees between sets. Held at Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club, the festival featured sets by My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, Yo La Tengo and Meat Puppets, among others.
Bernanke, Paulson Again Make Case For Bailout
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have tried to persuade skeptical lawmakers on a House panel to quickly approve the proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Separately, there were closed-door meetings at the Capitol with Paulson on the issue.