Upstate N.Y. struggles as more leave than move in

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Melissa Grothues and John Steele bailed from Buffalo last year. Dissatisfied with their bank jobs, the 25-year-old college graduates sold the house in suburban Amherst, posted more…

Which U.S. states are booming ... in 4 charts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) The housing markets in Oregon, Texas and North Dakota are booming, and residents are fleeing Northeastern states in droves. At least that's the story one can more…

IMF research: Defaults likely for advanced economies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Many advanced economies are likely to require financial repression, outright debt restructuring, higher inflation and a variety of capital controls, a new research paper commissioned by the more…

Gun-magazine firm announces Colorado exit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Denver Post) Magpul Industries threatened to leave Colorado after the legislature passed a measure banning weapons magazines with more than 15 rounds. And now that is official. The more…

Panama Canal extension faces halt over cost overruns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Deutsche Welle) A massive $5.3-billion (3.9-billion-euro) Panama Canal extension project might be suspended, if a row over cost overruns was not settled within weeks, the Spanish consortium Grupo more…

U.S. milestone affirms ridiculed theory

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Though largely ignored by establishment media, the United States became the leading oil producer in the world in the fourth quarter of 2013, surpassing Saudi Arabia. The milestone more…

China factory-activity surveys confirm slowdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) China's factory activity slowed in December, official and private manufacturing surveys showed, reinforcing views that growth in the world's second-largest economy moderated in the final quarter of more…