College degrees with highest starting salaries

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FINANCE.YAHOO) — A new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that engineering majors dominate the list of college degrees that pay the more…

Health experts: Let fat people, smokers die

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to more…

Illinois credit downgraded to worst in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WGNTV) — A warning came Saturday morning from state treasurer Dan Rutherford (R) IL State Treasurer. The Standard and Poor’s downgrade from A to A-minus puts Illinois last more…

Child labor uncovered in Apple's supply chain

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Apple has discovered multiple cases of child labour in its supply chain, including one Chinese company that employed 74 children under the age of 16, in more…

Talent agency's bawdy Sundance party shocks clients

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Los Angeles Times) Parties at the Sundance Film Festival typically feature maverick filmmakers, the best in nouvelle cowboy cuisine and plentiful pours of high-end spirits and Utah microbrews. more…

S&P closes above 1,500 for 1st time since 2007

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Passing another milestone on the nation's long journey back from the Great Recession, the Standard and Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time more…

GOP 'ready to dig in' on debt ceiling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="gzZDRvODo0YqSdMeL4bkxaKXuvcbPSUy"] The House of Representatives has passed a clean, short-term extension of the debt ceiling, a move designed to force responsible action by Democrats and set the more…