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Obama Is Right on the Debt Ceiling

According to the Obama administration, there is nothing the president can do on his own to raise the ceiling or maneuver around it. As much as some of us may disagree, Obama is correct. Here’s why.

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Fed Attempts to Jump-Start the Economy

The Federal Reserve ended its do-little policy on Thursday, pledging to keep interest rates near zero and announcing an open-ended commitment to buy bonds and possibly take other steps to push the economy into motion.

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Banks Take High From Homeowners and Sell Low to Investors

Record low interest rates on mortgages and refinancing deals are reducing costs to homeowners. But banks are making unusually high profits by selling bundles of those loans to investors at similarly low rates, which means borrowers could be saving even more. 

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Investors Seek Treasury Port in a Storm

U.S. stocks sank almost 6 percent Monday, as investors disposed of risky assets and bought low-yielding but more secure Treasury bills and bonds, despite Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of the U.S. government credit rating. (more)

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And Now, Some Slightly Better News from The Fed

On Wednesday, newly released minutes from the Federal Reserve’s late-January meeting reflected a more optimistic stance vis-à-vis the next phase of the U.S. economy, but unfortunately, the slightly brighter outlook didn’t extend to the Fed’s take on the job market.

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Take Me Out to the BALCO

On April 2, 2002, the Los Angeles Dodgers played a home game against the San Francisco Giants, raising the question: If both pitcher and batter are artificially enhanced, does that level the playing field?

Posted on Dec 18, 2007 READ MORE


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Lance Williams on Barry Bonds

The “Game of Shadows” co-author shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds’ legal woes, the impact of steroids on sports and how Nancy Pelosi helped to keep him (Williams) out of jail.

Posted on Dec 7, 2007 READ MORE


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Aislin, The Montreal Gazette

Lance Williams on Bonds’ Indictment

“Game of Shadows” co-author Lance Williams shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds’ legal woes, the impact of steroids on sports and how Nancy Pelosi helped to keep him out of jail.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams
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Reporters Off the Hook in Steroids Case

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams are free from the threat of prison, now that their source in the BALCO steroids scandal has been revealed. The two San Francisco Chronicle reporters’ case tested press freedoms after they refused an order to identify their source.

Posted on Feb 15, 2007 READ MORE


The Truthdig Interview: Mark Fainaru-Wada

Mark Fainaru-Wada is one of two San Francisco Chronicle reporters who broke the Barry Bonds steroid stories. With a new book out, Fainaru-Wada discussed with Truthdig contributor James Harris whether Congress doesn’t have better things to do than hold hearings into pro sports; whether pro baseball really cares about cleaning up its image; and the federal government’s attempts to get Fainaru-Wada to disclose his confidential sources.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


Mark Fainaru-Wada on Barry Bonds, Steroids and ‘Game of Shadows’

Truthdig’s James Harris sits down with SF Chronicle journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada to discuss his book,  “Game of Shadows,” and the leaked grand jury testimony which has gotten him in such hot water.

Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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