The House of Representatives looks poised to pass a bill today that would implement the remaining security recommendations from the 9/11 commission report. The Senate passed the legislation last night by a vote of 85 to 8. The White House has expressed disapproval of several of the bill’s provisions but has not issued a veto threat. U.S. News reported on this legislation earlier this week.
The economy woke up and grew at a 3.4 percent pace in the second quarter, which is the strongest it has been in more than a year, according to the Commerce Department. This news is better than expected but doesn’t seem to be motivating investors today to boost the stock market, which suffered from its second-largest drop all year yesterday because of concerns over the U.S. mortgage and corporate lending markets.
Canned food that could give people the muscle-paralyzing disease botulism is still turning up in grocery and convenience stores across the country. Food and Drug Administration and state officials are spot-checking stores for recalled cans of chili, stew, hash, and other products from Castleberry’s Food Co. The food has already sickened and hospitalized four people, and officials worry it could harm dozens more. Those concerned about unsafe food can check out U.S. News’s guide on how to eat safely.