Stocks close near session lows amid earnings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, as investors took in fresh corporate earnings. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 traded in a range before closing near their more…

Feds spend $1.5 million studying 'freshman 15'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FREE BEACON) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $1.1 million studying the “freshman 15,” trying to determine whether friends influence their college peers to eat more…

Advertisers to probe media buying practices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — A leading advertising trade association has hired two companies to look into the practices of media agencies, reflecting rising concern among advertisers over a lack of more…

Ben Carson: I'll freeze national debt

by Bob Unruh -- WASHINGTON – Dr. Ben Carson, the only close rival to Donald Trump in Republican presidential polls, says he will do something no president or Congress has done in more…

Dow snaps 3-day winning streak

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average snapping a three-day winning streak, as Wall Street digested a slew of corporate earnings reports more…

GOP votes scarce on debt-ceiling hike

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has his work cut out for him in passing a bill to raise the $18.1 trillion debt ceiling. The lame-duck Speaker more…

Apple bans iPhone apps secretly gathering info

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MONEY.CNN) — Apple has removed hundreds of apps from the iTunes App Store that secretly collected personal information from anyone who downloaded them. Most of the 256 affected more…

Obama spends $2 million on airfare for golf

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Two golf outings taken by President Obama earlier this year put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $2 million in costs on air transportation alone. The more…

Hillary's State Dept. paid men more than women

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FREE BEACON) Hillary Clinton’s State Department paid men $16,000 more on average in annual salary than women, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). An more…

Computers to write news stories

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CAPITALNEWYORK) — The Associated Press made waves last year with its decision to use a technology that generates articles about public companies' quarterly earnings results as opposed to more…