China exec's disappearance highlights detention system

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) The baffling disappearance of Chinese executives in recent weeks has drawn attention to the ruling Communist Party's practice of holding people incommunicado either as targets of investigations more…

Geraldo sues! 'It's not about money'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) Geraldo Rivera sued Cumulus Media Inc., claiming that the national radio station owner backed out of a $600,000 deal for him to host a daily news talk-radio more…

Oil prices plunge, stocks follow

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) It looks like oil is the Grinch stealing the typical Santa Claus rally the market enjoys in December. Stocks fell sharply Friday. The Dow fell 300 points, more…

Cruz, Sessions target 'guest-worker' law

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_2730415" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions[/caption] Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions introduced a bill Friday in the Senate that would rein in the more…

Japan calls for immigrants to boost population

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Brief) Taro Kono, a Japanese minister and member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democrat Party, has called for the country to increase immigration to help offset more…

No one knows how messy Fed increase could get

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) The greatest monetary-easing cycle in the history of the U.S. has left a mind-boggling amount of cash floating around in the economy. Banks hold $2.5 trillion in more…