Nasdaq closes above 5,000 amid earnings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as oil hit highs for the year and investors continued to digest financial earnings and economic reports. "The big highlight more…

Is McDonald's 'broken'? Franchisees are furious

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Even McDonald's franchisees are not "lovin'" it, according to a new survey from Janney Capital Markets (Tweet This). Franchise respondents rated the chain's six-month outlook for more…

Fast-food workers strike in 200 cities

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) Organizers are calling it the largest-ever mobilization of U.S. workers seeking higher pay. That's yet to be determined. But what began on Tuesday with several low-wage more…

IRS spends big on toys, furniture, polls

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1907225" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas the Tank: The IRS came under fire for spending money on toys, like Thomas the Tank rubber wristbands.[/caption] The IRS is under fire more…

Is taxation 'class legislation'?

by Bill Federer -- On April 15, 1865, President Lincoln died. He was shot the night before in Ford's Theater. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank. It struck an iceberg the more…

EU filing formal charges against Google

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — European Union regulators decided Tuesday that they would file charges against Google stemming from an antitrust investigation, multiple news agencies reported. Citing a source familiar with more…

Stocks mostly higher, oil boosts energy 1.5%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested the first of the major earnings reports and moderate economic data. (Tweet This) Stronger oil and JPMorgan more…

Rare jungle nut becomes anti-aging rage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Colombia didn’t make too much of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used more…

Hillary to spend $38 for every vote

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="4wMDNqdDoBFhzAcv1mICmvwnRIiEUe_A" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (WASHINGTONEXAMINER) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her support groups are opening a massive fundraising effort to collect an historically-high $2.5 billion to win the White more…