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.

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

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.
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Paul Volcker
Paul Volcker, chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on ways to modernize the U.S. financial regulatory system on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 4, 2009. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Paul Adolph Volcker, Jr. (born September 5, 1927) is an American economist. He was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan from August 1979 to August 1987. He is widely credited with ending the high levels of inflation seen in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. He was the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama from February 2009 until January 2011.

Volcker was born in Cape May, New Jersey, the son of Alma Louise (née Klippel) and Paul Adolph Volcker. His grandparents were all German immigrants. Volcker grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, where his father was the township's first municipal manager. As a child, he attended his mother's Lutheran church, while his father went to an Episcopal church. Volcker graduated from Teaneck High School.

Volcker's undergraduate education was at Princeton University; he graduated in 1949. He earned his M.A. in political economy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Public Administration in 1951 and then attended the London School of Economics from 1951 to 1952 as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellow, under the Rotary's Ambassadorial Scholarships program.

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