Congress urged to delay U.N. verdict

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A visiting U.S. senator thinks Congress should wait for the U.N.- sponsored Iraq oil-for food investigation before passing judgment on the world organization.

Oil-food inquiry to U.S.: Wait your turn

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Independent Inquiry Committee into the (U.N.) Oil-for-Food Program has told a U.S. congressional probe to wait its turn for internal U.N. information.

France offers info to oil-for-food probe

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- In response to U.S. charges of fraud, France has offered classified documents to U.N. investigators looking into corruption in the Iraqi oil-for-food program.

Resistance met in U.N. oil-for-food probe

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The U.N. investigation into Iraq's corrupt oil-for-food program has started running into resistance, the lead investigator told the Financial Times.

Iraq Oil-for-Food inquiry releases names

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The independent panel investigating the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program lists 248 companies that bought oil and 3,545 companies that sold to Baghdad.

Trade deficit won't dent Bush: yet

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The record balance of payments deficit announced Tuesday and even the sliding dollar looks unlikely to seriously damage President Bush's reelection prospects. B
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

U.N. issues oil-for-food status report

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The first status report of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the U.N. Oil for Food Program in Iraq was distributed Monday to Security Council members.

Oil-for-food inquiry panel reports status

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Independent Inquiry Committee into the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq Friday turned in its first status report to the world organization.

The Bear's Lair: Life after Greenspan

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Speculation has begun on the successor to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, due to leave office when his 14-year term as Federal Reserve Board member end

Currency risks not major business concern

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- There's a growing division in Britain between those who want the country to be a more integral part of Europe by abandoning the pound sterling in favor of the e
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

U.N. oil-for-food panel set for inquiry

UNITED NATIONS, June 15 (UPI) -- The independent panel investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program Tuesday said it's ready for business.

U.N. oil-for-food panel to 1st query U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (UPI) -- An independent panel investigating the Iraq U.N. Oil-for-Food program is first following allegations of corruption and misconduct within the United Nations.

The Bear's Lair: The awakening conscience

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- "The Awakening Conscience" shows the effect on a young girl of the dawning realization that she has "ruined her life" by allowing herself to be seduced by a smooth guy with a mauve velvet jacket. The picture could well be re-used in today's U.S. economy,

U.N. expects oil-for-food probe results

UNITED NATIONS, April 22 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday he is confident the independent panel investigating the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program will get at the truth.
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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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