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…

Private sector adds 166,000 jobs in September

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON -- The private sector added a disappointing 166,000 net new jobs last month and significantly revised down its estimate for August in a sign more…

Woman tricked into abortion sues pharmacy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- TAMPA — The woman whose boyfriend tricked her into taking an abortion pill is suing the pharmacy involved. Remee Jo Lee lost her baby six or seven weeks more…

Now at least 12 Republicans ready to defect

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) — Rep. Michael Grimm’s R-N.Y. office tells Post Politics that he would vote for a so-called “clean” continuing resolution, and Rep. Rob Wittman’s R-Va. office is more…

U.S. banks already can take your money

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Banks "too big to fail," or TBTFs, already have authority in the United States to impose an unlimited Cyprus-style "bail-in" that confiscates the savings of depositors, more…

'It's silence that kills the relationship'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="BidzBhZjpgKshPa6m7MhuHmuf-J4w3aO" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] A key member of the House Appropriations Committee says the government shutdown developed because of the irresponsibility of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate. "We more…

Global stocks shrug off shutdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Stock markets worldwide climbed on Tuesday while safe-haven gold and Treasury bonds fell as investors largely shrugged off the first partial shutdown of the U.S. government more…

Troops could lose thousands during shutdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — Uniformed troops could still lose their special pay and some benefits during the government shutdown, even after the passage of last-minute legislation aimed at preserving their more…

Government erects $98,670 outhouse in Alaska

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNS NEWS) — The Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently paid $98,670 for the purchase and installation of an outhouse at the Swede Park Trail Head in more…