Now that the armed forces is voluntary enlistment, we may think that service members no longer seek conscientious objector status. That's not the case. We learn more about the application process for conscientious status.
The federal budget battle over the summer was not kind to U.S. markets and broader economic recovery efforts; but if there was a silver lining to the debt-ceiling debate, it was perhaps that Congress learned a lesson.
Icelanders go to the polls this weekend to decide whether to pay the debts of a failed bank. Planet Money's David Kestenbaum is in Reykjavik, and he spoke with Renee Montagne.For more: Read our post, "Should I Pay For Bankers' Mistakes?" Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.
Japan's central bank dumped a massive amount of money into the country's economy today in an effort to prevent a financial panic.The bank's message, according to Marcus Noland, an economist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics:We're going to backstop this thing.