This is your college fund

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, Our daughter is 11 years old, and we save $50 a month for her. Right now, we've accumulated $4,200 for college, a car or just savings more…

Obama to Wall Street: 'Be concerned'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown ran through its second day on Wednesday with no end in sight, President Obama issued a stern warning that more…

As more go solar, grid users forced to pay up

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Francisco Chronicle) Solar power's surging popularity in California is forcing non-solar homeowners to pay a larger share of maintaining the electricity grid, according to a long-awaited state more…

Pakistan: Prices of sacrificial animals rocket

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Floods wiped out so much of Pakistan's livestock that families are struggling to afford animals to sacrifice, reports suggest. Prices have rocketed by 30-50% ahead of more…

Court sides with Abercrombie in hijab lawsuit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she was not hired by retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted more…

FBI shuts alleged online drug website, Silk Road

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) U.S. law enforcement authorities have shut down "Silk Road," an anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and criminal activities such as murder for more…

Harry Reid sets trap with 'negotiation' offer

by Jack Minor -- While some mainstream media outlets are reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has blinked in the budget debate, the supposed compromise could be nothing more than more…

Art and not-so-filthy lucre

by Marisa Martin -- Could capitalism become an artist's best friend? Masses of young emerging artists and newly defunded ones may be hoping so. Social media and Internet platforms are offering artists more…

Microsoft investors want Bill Gates gone

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 more…