Washington went into terrorism- alert mode as authorities reported preliminary tests showed a letter sent to President Barack Obama contained the poison ricin and suspicious packages triggered a temporary lockdown in parts of two Senate office buildings.
U.S. lawmakers may be nearing agreement on a long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, giving hope to homebuilders, insurers and real estate firms that three years of uncertainty may be coming to a close.
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi and political consultant Rick Wilson participate in a panel discussion about U.S. security amid budget constraints. They speak at a Bloomberg Government policy lunch at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Bloomberg's Robert Levinson, Cameron Leuthy and Mike Dorning also participate. (Source: Bloomberg)