Americans taking on debt at scary high rates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) Americans are known risk-takers when it comes to their personal finances. While consumer spending has traditionally been one of the great engines of the U.S. economy, it more…

Is Beijing's love for Treasurys waning?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) China sold almost $48 billion worth of U.S. Treasurys in December, the most in two years. A huge sum but not a sign that China is about more…

Stocks close near session lows

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Stocks finished near session lows in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq snapping an eight-day winning streak, as investors digested minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting. more…

Volkswagen: Unionize U.S. plant or else

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Volkswagen's top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there more…

Federal offices in D.C. closed 25% of time

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Between snow days, official holidays and the government shutdown, federal employees have worked a normal business day less than 75 percent of the time since Oct. 1, marking more…

Gun-toting gal meets snow-shoveling shyster

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_642865" align="aligncenter" width="610" caption="Snow blankets a street in Lowell, Mass./Photo: Lowell Sun"][/caption] Police in Lowell, Mass., say a man who demanded money for shoveling the driveway of more…

Obama executive order to speed imports, exports

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) President Obama on Air Force One Wednesday will sign an executive order to streamline U.S. exports and imports, according to the White House. The directive “cuts processing and approval more…

Louie Gohmert launches conservative PAC

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Daily Recorder) Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is launching a new political action committee to help defend House conservatives from 2014 attacks from mainstream Republican PACs, Gohmert announced more…

Church to robbers: 'We forgive you'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH) A small North Texas church has a special message for the thieves who stole around $40,000 worth of property: "We forgive you." The sign outside more…