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2006-05-11 18:00:01

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2006-04-24 22:40:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States routinely allow new companies to incorporate without learning the identity of the owners, making it easy for new companies to launder money and engage in other illegal activities, congressional investigators said on Monday.

2006-04-23 23:20:00

Lawmakers should give the Food and Drug Administration the power to require additional studies from drug-makers after their products hit the market, according to a report released on Monday that found lingering safety problems at the agency.

2006-04-04 21:25:00

The U.S. government's emphasis on abstinence in a program to fight AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean is hampering prevention efforts in the countries it aims to help, congressional investigators said on Tuesday.

2006-04-04 12:25:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Professional tax preparers make significant errors on returns and often charge the taxpayer more than the client had been told to expect, according to a government study released on Tuesday.

2006-03-31 21:39:57

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The projected cost of major U.S. weapons has doubled under President George W. Bush to nearly $1.4 trillion, but the Pentagon is not getting enough bang for its buck, congressional investigators said in a report on Friday.

2006-03-28 05:23:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday.

2006-03-28 00:35:00

Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday.

2006-03-23 17:24:03

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army failed to have enough armor ready for trucks used after the 2003 invasion of Iraq even though it was told in 1996 to strengthen the vehicles, congressional investigators said on Thursday.

2006-03-15 22:30:49

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon should slow funding of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the costliest international warplane project, until it is proven in flight tests, U.S. congressional investigators said Wednesday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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