Bush 41 official: 'Extreme incompetence' at VA

by Greg Corombos -- [caption id="attachment_876621" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and President Obama"][/caption] A former Pentagon official says the history of the Veterans Administration is littered with stunning examples more…

Stocks rally as Fed signals no rate hike soon

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, bouncing back from the prior day's sharp fall, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting had central bankers discussing ways more…

eBay users must reset passwords after hack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="p5bjMwbjo0Uc9pTy71dtbfE8NAw9CKp3" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (MONEY.CNN) — Hackers quietly broke into eBay two months ago and stole a database full of user information, the online auction site revealed Wednesday. Criminals more…

French, Germans anxious for Russian deals

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_874471" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum"][/caption] WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just more…

PetSmart yanks Chinese jerky treats

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) PetSmart is joining rival pet retail giant Petco in removing all Chinese jerky treats from its shelves after the FDA announced more than 1,000dog deaths may be linked to the products. more…

Huff Post endorses paid 'menstrual leave'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BREITBART) — HuffPost Live held a discussion about a current topic in employment: whether women deserve paid "menstrual leave." Slate had already tackled the issue, with writer Katy more…

Women's basketball league courts LGBT fans

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically more…

Neighbors sue Oprah over trail access

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DENVER POST) A hiking-trail dispute between an 86-year-old nuclear physicist and Oprah Winfrey, one of the world's wealthiest and most famous women, has sparked a lawsuit as she more…

Obama eyes 'bailout' for health insurers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance more…