Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Senate scraps bailout

Economy | Senators fail to find a solution to the federal auto bailout impasse, while markets plunge
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/11/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON - Negotiations in the Senate fell apart late Thursday night as Senate Democrats and the Bush administration failed to garner 60 votes to pass legislation for a $14 billion bailout to the auto industry.

Though the House of Representatives passed the bill, the Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he did not support it Thursday, which signaled the bailout's almost certain death.

"I dread looking at Wall Street tomorrow," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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A vote for Detroit

Economy | The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a $14 billion loan for the survival of the three Detroit automakers
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/10/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON - Though the automakers' bailout appears to face insurmountable challenges in the Senate, the House of Representatives passed legislation in a 237-170 vote Wednesday night to provide the U.S. industry with $14 billion in loans, with the contingency that President Bush would appoint a "car czar" to oversee restructuring in the three companies-Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

The Senate plans to vote on the legislation later in the week.

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Canterbury tales

Religion | Anglican primates meet with the archbishop of Canterbury to discuss Wednesday's creation of the Anglican Church in North America
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/06/08, 12:00 am

Five Anglican primates from Africa and South America held a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the head of the Anglican Communion, on Friday to discuss the schism in the North American Episcopal Church.

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