Tuesday, August 23, 2011

rare Earthquake 6.0 in Virginia

NewsStoryNow-An rare earthquake sent tremors from the nation's capital to New York City and New England Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.9 magnitude temblor based in Virginia.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the credit rating

for the first time Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's on Friday downgraded the credit rating of the United States, stripping the world's largest economy of its prized AAA status.
In July, S&P placed the United States' rating on "CreditWatch with negative implications" as the debt ceiling debate devolved into partisan bickering.