Across the country, Americans are hurting. From big cities to the industrial heartland to our rural communities, the slumping economy has manifested in the form of shuttered businesses, disappearing jobs, bankruptcies, foreclosures and an increased sense of anxiety about our collective future.
Sen. Webb Moves Back to Falls Church Home U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.), wife Hong Le Webb and year-and-a-half-old daughter Georgia have moved back to their residence in the Lake Barcroft section of Falls Church, after a brief foray into Arlington. After being elected to the Senate in November 2006, […]
OK, here it comes: The unthinkable is about to become the inevitable.
A new financial player has emerged on the international finance scene. Known as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), these state-controlled investment vehicles, fueled largely by record oil profits, are having a big impact on the U.S. economy and beyond. To help our nation respond to these new actors in international finance, […]
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
Every year, some 200,000 students are unable to attend college because they can’t afford the cost. But this week Congress is sending to the President’s desk legislation that provides the largest increase in college financial aid since the GI Bill of Rights of 1944. It will help millions of students […]
Earlier this week Hurricane Dean slammed into the Yucatan peninsula and crossed over into the Bay of Campeche where some 1.5 million of the 10 million barrels the U.S. imports every day are produced. While it is too early for a full damage assessment, at best a few days […]
At the joint Falls Church City Council and Planning Commission session Monday night, Mayor Robin Gardner encouraged all to let their true feelings just hang out about the proposed first phase of the City Center development project. As might be expected, it turns out the opinions ranged widely from one […]
Last week Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) who characterize themselves as “a leading advisor to international energy companies, governments, financial institutions, and technology providers,” sent out a press release announcing that they had a new report on peak oil for sale. For some time now, CERA has been the leading […]