Food stamp nation: 45 million for 51 months

by Douglas Ernst -- America has a perpetual population of food-stamp beneficiaries greater than the number of Canadian citizens. New data released by the Department of Agriculture Oct. 9 shows the Supplemental more…

Dow closes up 300 points amid earnings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Thursday, as Wall Street digested the European Central Bank's rates decision, economic data and a fresh batch of earnings. "We were more…

DHS employees paid to stay home for year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) A year after auditors documented tens of thousands of federal workers on paid leave for at least a month and longer stretches that exceed a year, more…

Yahoo's business now worth less than nothing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Yahoo's stock took a nosedive on Wednesday following another disappointing earnings report. With the company continuing to lose market share in online advertising, investors now say more…

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…