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Volcker: U.S. 'addicted to spending'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Paul Volcker, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's special economic adviser, says Americans have been living above their means for too long.
Obama creating new economic panel

Obama creating new economic panel

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama named Paul Volcker and Austan Goolsbee to a new President's Economic Advisory Board.

Obama attacks McCain on economy

LAKE WORTH, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Presidential contender Barack Obama presided over a session on the economy Tuesday in Florida, joined by four Democratic governors from swing states.

Analysis: McCain right on offshore oil

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain passed UPI's Oil 101 this week with his gutsy call for extending offshore drilling around the United States. Sen. Barack Obama didn't, for betting the house on "clean" energy technologies that don't even exist yet.
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Analysis: How Edwards boosts Obama

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- John Edwards' endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama won't help the Democrats' front-runner with the white working class, but it marks a major step in the coalescing of the party's establishment elite around Obama, further isolating Hillary Clinton.
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Analysis: What Clinton's primary win means

Analysis: What Clinton's primary win means

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's landslide victory over Sen. Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary Tuesday brings her no closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination, but it is still a major blow for Obama.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Key oil-for-food document missing

CANBERRA, Australia, March 20 (UPI) -- A key document is missing in Australia's oil-for-food investigation that allegedly could prove the government knew about bribes paid to Iraq.

Bottom Line: 'India's Google'

SEATTLE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Jim Cramer giveth," as one investor here put it, "and Jim Cramer taketh away." A number of international tech and Asia-focused funds were caught in a trading b
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Indian foreign minister won't resign

NEW DELHI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- There are calls for India's foreign minister to resign or be fired after being named in the U.N. report on the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal.

U.N. reveals Iraqi oil kickbacks

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- More than half of the 4,500 international companies who took part in the Unite Nation's oil-for-food program in Iraq paid kickbacks to Saddam Hussein.

Panel cites U.N. corruption, rebukes Annan

NEW YORK, Uruguay, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The probe into Iraq's oil-for-food program has found that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's son, Kojo used his father's position to profit from the project.

Report on Iraq oil-for-food scandal out

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan accepted responsibility Wednesday for failing to curb corruption in Iraq's oil-for-food program and called for quick reform.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

U.N. calls for external investigation

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is commissioning an external probe of the organization's procurement system.

Inquiry accuses former U.N. oil-food chief

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An independent inquiry into U.N.'s Iraq Oil-for Food Program says the former program head, Benon Sevan, receied kickbacks.

U.N. oil-food chief resigns

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Benon Sevan who headed up the $64 billion Iraq Oil-for-Food Program for the United Nations has resigned, expecting to be accused of taking kickbacks.

U.N. chief wants distance from inquiry

UNITED NATIONS, June 16 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he does not want to be drawn into discussion about involvement in the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program scandal.

U.N. fires official in oil-food scandal

UNITED NATIONS, June 1 (UPI) -- The United Nations says it has fired the head of the Security Council Affairs Division for alleged involvement in the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program scandal.

Ex-Annan aide escapes censure

UNITED NATIONS, April 28 (UPI) -- A former top aide to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has escaped punishment despite being chastised by the committee investigating the oil-for-food scandal.

U.N.: Oil-for-food indictment 'progress'

UNITED NATIONS, April 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations has labelled as "progress" a U.S. indictment of three businessmen over the oil-for-food bribe scandal.

United States backs Annan

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday refused to support the call for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to resign.

Report: Swiss firm payed Annan son more

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- United Nations chief Kofi Annan's son got $300,000 from a Swiss firm that won a $60 million contract with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, it was reported Wednesday. Cotecna, the Swiss company that won a $60 million contract under the U.N. oil-for-food program, gav
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