Dow down 2,000 points since peak

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK – The Dow closed Friday up more than 113 points, at 16,314.67, but the index has now lost almost exactly 2,000 points since peaking at 18,312.39 more…

'Ground Zero mosque' officially scrapped

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_806631" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A cross formed from the Sept. 11 wreckage at Ground Zero in New York City.[/caption] The infamous "Ground Zero mosque" debate is officially over. more…

Dow up 100, but market mixed as biotech slammed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday as biotech stocks plunged and investors digested Nike earnings. The Nasdaq composite closed down 1 percent after falling more than 1.5 percent more…

Dem senator: Block lawmaker pay during shutdowns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TheHill) Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced legislation on Thursday that would withhold pay for lawmakers during future government shutdowns. "If members of Congress refuse to do their jobs, more…

Morons at the credit-card company

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. more…

Stocks close off session lows

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday as investors awaited a post-close speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. ( Tweet This ) The major averages more than halved losses more…

VW owners won't like fixes for their diesels

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) VW's confession that it illegally programed the software in 11 million diesel-powered cars to cheat on emissions tests comes with the sting of betrayal for owners. The more…

Woman fined $1,000 for bashing biz on Yelp

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Daily News) The reviews are in — and they'll cost a Staten Island woman $1,000. That's how much a judge has ordered Emily Fanelli to pay more…