President Barack Obama Monday proposed a
two-year freeze on civilian federal workers' pay as the White House
struggles to wrestle down the soaring U.S. deficit.
The debate over the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars gays from serving openly in the military will heat up Tuesday when the Pentagon issues a long-awaited report on how 400,000 members of the nation's military feel about repealing the restriction.
A Consumer Confidence Index shows that confidence is at its highest level five months. The index increased in November, building on gains in October.
Data through September 2010 show that the U.S. National Home Price Index declined 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2010, after having risen 4.7 percent in the second quarter.
WikiLeaks plans to release thousands of internal documents from a major US bank in early 2011, Forbes magazine
The European Commission on Tuesday launched an
anti-trust probe into Google following claims that Google's search
engine manipulates results to harm rivals.