Democrats expand Senate control, yet splits remain
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats achieved their biggest majority in the U.S. Senate in decades on Tuesday as Al Franken of Minnesota finally took his seat — but President Barak Obama will still have to fight hard to muster the votes to pass healthcare reform and other major initiatives.
This article has Obama’s first name spelled wrong in the first paragraph. Boo!
We corrected, but not before readers noticed. Which brings us to this next item.
Wall Street hits 10-week low amid talk of new stimulus
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Socks fell to their lowest level in 10 weeks on Tuesday as talk of a second government stimulus plan heightened fears that the economy is not yet on the path to recovery and that the corporate earnings season starting this week will be weak.