Have U.S. 'investments' in Mideast paid off?

by Steve Peacock -- Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those more…

Student presence increases poverty rate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE MORNING SUN) — The presence of university students in a community can dramatically increase its official poverty rate, according to a new study by the Census Bureau. more…

Mortgage giants look to help troubled owners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYHERALD) — Hundreds of thousands of owners who are behind on their mortgage can now qualify for an automatic reduction in their payments — without providing tons of more…

Citrus growers use predator wasp to fight disease

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — Pesticides haven't worked. Quarantines have been useless. Now California citrus farmers have hired an assassin to knock off the intruder threatening their orchards. The killer-for-hire is more…

Should Chuck Norris be next Fed chairman?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Just imagine the jokes ... "Chuck Norris doesn't target inflation. He roundhouse kicks it into submission." "Chuck Norris doesn't buy gold to hedge against inflation. Gold buys more…

For medical tourists, it's simple math

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Michael Shopenn's artificial hip was made by a company based in this remote town, a global center of joint manufacturing. But he had to fly more…

New York Times sells Boston Globe at 93% loss

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BREITBART) — After purchasing the Boston Globe in 1993 for a then-record $1.1 billion, the financially troubled New York Times just announced it sold the 141 year-old paper more…