U.S. agencies said to swap data with thousands of firms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to more…

17 big companies that are intensely religious

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BusinessInsider) Many big brands are intensely religious, even though consumers may not realize it. Most of the time, it comes from a devout founder passing his or her more…

Detroit defaults on debt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Emergency manager Kevyn Orr said Detroit will stop making payments on some debt, including one scheduled on Friday, and proposed debt holders take a drastic cut more…

Radioactive mountain key in U.S. rare-earth woes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) Red state or blue state, liberal or libertarian, Americans share an addiction to rare-earth elements imported from China. Green technologies such as electric cars, wind turbines, solar more…

Resenting a family loan

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I borrowed $30,000 from my aunt to buy a condo eight years ago. We had a deal that she would get her money back, plus a more…

IRS agents training with AR-15 rifles

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Rep. Jeff Duncan wants to know why IRS law enforcement agents are training with AR-15 rifles. As chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, Duncan (R-S.C.) more…

U.S. corporations citizens without obligations?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (RemappingDebate) If American corporations are, as the Supreme Court ruled in 2010, citizens entitled to free speech and other rights from the nation, what corresponding obligations to the more…

EEOC: Some criminal background checks are racist

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Raw Story) The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) filed lawsuits on Tuesday alleging that automaker BMW and budget grocery store chain Family Dollar discriminated against African American more…