Buffett: Debt limit 'political WMD'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Wednesday called the U.S. debt limit a "political weapon of mass destruction" and said both political parties should pledge never to use more…

'Deadliest Catch' caught in shutdown net

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual more…

No debt-ceiling hike? No problem!

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="g0N3B2ZjrAPc3ZWz7EadWLuazpWQkNc2" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] A former chief economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress says conservative Republicans are smart to fight for less spending and more debt reduction more…

Fitch: U.S. AAA rating on rating watch negative

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Fitch Ratings put the US government's "AAA" credit rating on 'rating watch negative' Tuesday, saying that the standstill on the U.S. debt ceiling negotiations risks undermining more…

Women sell hair, breast milk, eggs to keep up

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Hair, breast milk and eggs are doubling as automated teller machines for some cash-strapped Americans such as April Hare. Out of work for more than two more…

City stops business selling cuddles, hugs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WKOW-TV) — MADISON, Wis. — The opening of a Madison business involving staff members cuddling clients on beds is delayed, as the business operator attempts to allay city more…

GM boosts price of trucks to pay for rebates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — General Motors has boosted prices of its redesigned 2014 full-size pickups $1,500 – enough to pay for a $1,500 rebate currently offered on most models. "It's more…

Nationalities that steal the most hotel items

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.COM.AU) — Aussies, you've been busted! A global survey has found more than a quarter of Australian travelers admit to stealing items from hotel rooms. Surprisingly, it wasn't more…