Tuesday, March 17, 2009

AIG Executives

AIG execs got bonuses and left, official says
Top Democratic lawmakers called today for high taxes on AIG bonuses, as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a letter to Congress that the company paid 73 employees bonuses of more than $1 million each. Cuomo also wrote that 11 of the employees no longer work for the company, which has been under fire for giving bonuses after getting a $170 billion government bailout.

YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Condoms are not the answer to Africa's fight against HIV, Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent. It was the pope's first explicit statement on an issue that has divided even clergy working with AIDS patients.

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