By Peter Schroeder - 08/17/11 12:59 PM EDT
House GOP Leaders: Standard & Poor's downgrade proves we must take a cuts-only approach.
Supercommittee Dems: Let's come together and strike a deal.
European leaders have pledged to stick together amid crisis, but markets may want more.
Growth in spending might be staving off a double-dip recession.
Verizon is threatening to cut medical benefits for striking workers.
Allstate is suing Goldman Sachs because it claims the investment firm knowingly sold it shoddy mortgage securities.