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…

Poll: New college grads not ready for work

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Kansas City Star) Fifty-three percent of U.S. employers plan to hire 2013 college graduates this year. The rest aren't hiring largely because they don't have jobs to offer. more…

The mega-lie underlying our energy problems

by Porter Stansberry -- Peak Oil was a fantastic lie. The idea was that our ability to discover and produce higher amounts of hydrocarbon-based energy had peaked and would be forever in more…

IRS seized 60 million medical records

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY CALLER) Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are looking into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service seized 60 million medical records from a California more…