Monsanto modified-wheat mystery deepens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) Investigations continued this week into how unauthorized genetically modified wheat ended up on a farm in Oregon. No varieties of GM wheat have been cleared for more…

2 IRS staffers placed on leave

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) The IRS has placed two staffers on administrative leave for inappropriate behavior at a 2010 conference in California and has initiated the process to dismiss them, more…

J.C. Penney admits to marking up prices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) J.C. Penney admits it is marking up prices just to mark them down again, as part of a return to its original pricing strategy that includes more…

Oil predicted to hit $500 a barrel by 2040

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OILPRICE) — It’s all doom and gloom for the UK’s Ministry of Defence! Unlike the conservative and relatively optimistic reports published by the government, a recent report released more…

IRS lacks receipts for lavish conference

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — The Treasury Department's audit of the Internal Revenue Service's 225 employee conferences that cost taxpayers nearly $50 million might not be accurate or include all more…

IRS chief to taxpayers: Just trust me

by Bob Unruh -- The new chief of the Internal Revenue Service, the feared federal agency now mired in scandal for its admitted targeting of conservatives and its lavish conferences, says he more…

'Price is Right' foils postal carrier's fraud

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WRAL) — Greenville, N.C. — A former Fayetteville postal carrier who was receiving worker's compensation payments after injuring herself on the job pleaded guilty to fraud in federal more…

GOP revives Obama's Christmas tree tax

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONTIMES) — The Heritage Foundation reports that the Republican-controlled House has revived President Obama’s proposed Christmas Tree Tax — a 15 cent fee on every freshly cut Christmas more…