President-elect Barack Obama meets today with congressional leaders on his economic stimulus plan. Top Democrats say even if lawmakers move quickly, it could take weeks to get the plan ready to be signed into law. NPR's Allison Keyes reports.
Hearing: Why Didn't SEC Detect Madoff Scandal? » The SEC heard rumblings about money manager Bernard Madoff's investment methods nearly a decade ago. Now a House panel wants to know how, despite those warnings, he continued to operate without an investigation. (NPR)
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