Netherlands falls prey to economic crisis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Der Spiegel) Michel Scheepens is familiar with risk. The 41-year-old oversees the energy market for the Dutch bank ING, and it's his job to determine whether his employer more…

Syria oil industry buckling under rebel gains

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Syria's vital oil industry is breaking down as rebels capture many of the country's oil fields, with wells aflame and looters scooping up crude, depriving more…

Obama budget to take aim at wealthy IRAs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) President Obama’s budget, to be released next week, will limit how much wealthy individuals – like Mitt Romney – can keep in IRAs and other retirement more…

'U.S. economy just hit a major speed bump'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) American employers hired at the weakest pace in nine months in March, a sign tax hikes that kicked in early this year as part of Washington's austerity more…

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…