Fed keeps pumping despite shrinking economy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left in place its monthly $85 billion bond-buying stimulus plan, saying economic growth had stalled but indicating the pullback was likely more…

NAACP: Black people worse off under Obama

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama first took office. “The country’s more…

GDP shows U.S. economy shrinking

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, defying expectations for slow growth and possibly providing incentive for more Federal more…

Perry: Give excess tax money back to people

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YAHOO) — AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday called for returning excess tax money to taxpayers and tapping the state's rainy-day fund for water more…

N. Dakota struggles to cope with oil boom

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (STARTRIBUNE) — WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- His tan overalls splattered with oil field mud, 41-year-old trucker Scott Brevig sat next to his semitrailer truck inside a rented machine more…

U.S. debt headed toward 200% of GDP

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — The nation's long-term fiscal outlook hasn't significantly improved following the recent agreement between Congress and the White House over tax and spending issues, according to more…

France's job czar claims country 'bankrupt'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONTIMES) — France’s job czar embarrassed Socialist Party President Francois Hollande with weekend claims the country is “totally bankrupt,” according to various media. But now French politicos are more…