President Obama may have disappointed the NAACP by appearing only via brief video message Thursday at the civil rights group's annual gathering — especially after Mitt Romney had personally taken the stage a day earlier.
But sending in Vice President Biden to stir things up, just 24 hours after Romney was booed while delivering a conservative message meant to resonate beyond the walls of the Houston convention center, seemed to work out just fine for Obama.
Nike has announced that it has removed the name of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno from its child care center in Oregon. Mark Parker, Nike's president and CEO, said he was "deeply saddened" by the results of the investigation.
Thomas Monaghan (left), founder and chairman of Domino's Pizza, signs an agreement to sell a "significant portion" of his stake in the company to Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, in 1998. Romney, then Bain's CEO, maintains that he left the firm the following year.
Wells Fargo Bank agreed to pay at least $175 million Thursday to resolve allegations it discriminated against black and Latino home buyers, in what the Justice Department called the second largest settlement over fair lending violations.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP National Convention on July 11 in Houston, Texas. Romney was booed by the audience when he reiterated his commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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The Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee released the following chart yesterday, detailing the rising projected cost of President Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare:
The latest estimate, as the chart details, is that Obamacare will cost $2.6 trillion dollars in its first real decade. The bill does not fully go into effect until 2014, therefore the estimate begins with that year.