Senate Democrats urge ending telco wiretap immunity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed rescinding legal immunity granted to phone companies like AT&T for participating in the government’s controversial warrantless wiretap program.

GE-AMR deal shows industrial-finance balance-exec

BOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – General Electric Co’s deal to provide the parent of No. 2 U.S. carrier American Airlines with $1.88 billion of financing and also to sell engines for up to 100 new jets is its largest aviation finance deal in about a decade, a

Senate passes big boost for housing, transport

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. housing and transportation projects would receive a big spending boost under legislation passed by the Senate on Thursday, overriding Republican concerns about increased spending in the face of record budget deficits.

Wall St edges down after three-day run higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday after a three-day runup on concern recent gains were overextended despite the latest round of solid economic data.

U.S. worried about Iran "running out clock": Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about Iran stalling the West while it develops its nuclear program, but there is still time for diplomacy, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.