Chinese firm bamboozles Virginia governor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL) Virginia lawmakers and officials bet $1.4 million of taxpayers’ money on a failed business deal near Lynchburg that exposed the state’s weak control over industrial incentives more…

Dow briefly falls 500

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Wednesday as further decline in oil prices pressured global equities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points with IBM more…

Record gun buying jams background checks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The surge of criminal background checks required of new gun purchasers has been so unrelenting in recent months that the FBI had been more…

Did Boehner punish GOP enemies by canceling travel?

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_2014985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Boehner[/caption] Allegations that former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner withheld congressional travel privileges to retaliate against Republican opponents are behind a lawsuit by more…

Stocks mixed, S&P 500 holds August low

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, stabilizing after a sharply lower start to the year despite pressure from a fresh decline in oil prices. The S&P 500 more…

OPEC's energy war with U.S. draws blood

by Douglas Ernst -- OPEC'S war of attrition with the U.S. energy industry continues to draw blood. Saudi Arabia's increased oil output is testing the resiliency of U.S. companies as prices per more…