Which U.S. states are booming ... in 4 charts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) The housing markets in Oregon, Texas and North Dakota are booming, and residents are fleeing Northeastern states in droves. At least that's the story one can more…

IMF research: Defaults likely for advanced economies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Many advanced economies are likely to require financial repression, outright debt restructuring, higher inflation and a variety of capital controls, a new research paper commissioned by the more…

Gun-magazine firm announces Colorado exit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Denver Post) Magpul Industries threatened to leave Colorado after the legislature passed a measure banning weapons magazines with more than 15 rounds. And now that is official. The more…

Attempted robber flees when 90-year-old fights back

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Yahoo!News) Ninety-year-old laundromat owner, George Hicks of Dayton, Ohio, turned the tables on an attempted robber when he was confronted in his office recently. Security video captured the more…

The top 10-most corrupt politicians

by Bob Unruh -- President Obama leads the "Top Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2013, named by the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch. This year the "honor" is for acting "as a more…

Rand Paul battle against NSA set to launch

by Bob Unruh -- The battle against the National Security Agency's monitoring of citizens' telephone-call data surged to a new level today with a report from The Hill that Sen. Rand Paul, more…

Fukushima releases mysterious steam plume

by Steve Elwart -- The bad news from Fukushima seems to keep coming. New reports say a mysterious steam plume is emanating from the Japanese power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. more…