Gun run pumps up state wildlife funds

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Stateline) A run on guns in 2012 has pumped millions of dollars into state wildlife programs, boosting protections for a range of animals, including ducks, pheasants and antelopes. more…

Former Enron CEO Skilling may leave prison early

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DailyFinance) Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp. chief executive serving a 24-year prison term for the energy company's spectacular collapse, may get a chance to leave prison early. more…

Obama leading 'lousy economic recovery'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="E1YTByYTpLikEx705tutyiJt24_Rygel"] The March jobs report came in well below expectations, and the top House Republican responsible for poring over the numbers each month says this is all more…

Uh oh. Is gold, silver confiscation next?

by Garth Kant -- [ooyala code="BhcWdxYTplXmLmWB0bioBEH2U87FaC-y"] Lawmakers in President Obama's home state want to know who is buying and selling gold. Illinois' Precious Metal Purchasing Act, or SB-3341, would require every gold more…

Obama proposes cuts to Social Security

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy more…

Job growth plunges, workers leaving labor force

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Stocks dropped more than 1 percent across the board Friday, with all key S&P sectors in the red, following a much weaker-than-expected March unemployment report in addition to more…

Maple sap theft on rise in Maine

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) Sticky-fingered thieves are stealing the sap right out of Maine's maple trees. With little more than a spout-like tap and a bucket, people are looting the more…