Chavez's sad, oil-soaked economic legacy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Atlantic) As a politician, Hugo Chavez was a force of nature, as strangely masterful as he was polarizing. But as an economic steward, the socialist firebrand was more…

China set to become world's largest oil importer

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) In a recent Commodities Note, Reuters detailed how the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is changing the way it records and reports China's crude and refined oil more…

Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the more…

Credit card debt vs. car debt

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, My wife and I make $140,000 a year, and we're working on our debt snowball. We're almost out of debt, but we still have two small more…

Obama preps for vacation on Martha's Vineyard

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year. A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has more…

Ads out of closet with 'gay' themes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on more…

Gore sued over Current TV sale to Al-Jazeera

by -NO AUTHOR- -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera. Los Angeles more…

Forbes in huge takedown of Prince Alwaleed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) This week, Kingdom Holding Company, the investing firm of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, sent out a stern press release. In conjunction with the more…

Chinese desperate about new property taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) At Shanghai's Zhabei District marriage registration centre, officials divorced a record 53 couples in a single day this week – that's about one every five minutes – more…