When is a 'fee' actually a tax?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Forbes) Politicians are, by nature and necessity, truth-challenged. It"s tempting to call them liars, but that would be harsh, so let"s stick with the euphemism. After all, that"s more…

EPA rules kill clean-energy project

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Presque Isle Advance) This time the word is final. The plug has officially been pulled on the Wolverine Clean Energy project. "It is with a great deal of more…

What your wireless carrier knows about you

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN/Money) Data collected from your smartphone is shaping the future of marketing -- and cell phone companies are cashing in. What your phone knows about you -- where more…

Bitcoin collapses after major blow from China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BusinessInsider) Recent days have brought headlines about Chinese authorities clamping down on Bitcoin — not wanting various institutions to deal in the digital currency. The latest is that more…

China Bitcoin exchange bans yuan deposits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The biggest Bitcoin exchange in China said Wednesday that it's no longer accepting yuan deposits, dealing another setback to the virtual currency. BTC China's announcement on more…

Common Core standards get legislative scrutiny

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Raleigh News Observer) A joint legislative committee charged with scrutinizing the new Common Core standards used in North Carolina schools for math and English held its first meeting more…