Mortgage relief failed to protect many homes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership. The more…

New $100 bill heads for circulation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) America's new $100 bill will feature a color-changing ink well, a 3-D security ribbon, and more texture on Benjamin Franklin's collar. The new C-note that goes more…

$67 million missing from Obamacare slush fund

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Americans for Tax Reform) The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a Treasury Inspector General more…

Wal-Mart stock dives, recovers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) A Bloomberg News story asserting that Wal-Mart is "cutting orders as unsold merchandise piles up in stores" sent shares of the retailing giant tanking briefly, falling more…

USPS seeks 3-cent increase for 1st-class mail

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter -- and that would raise the price of a more…

State law raises minimum hourly wage to $10

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually more…