Stocks lower as energy plummets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed lower Monday, weighed by a sharp decline in energy as oil plunged to a near-seven-year low. ( Tweet This ) U.S. crude oil more…

Couple gets $55,000 for false arrest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A boyfriend and girlfriend who alleged Lakewood police falsely arrested them on defiant trespassing charges and later repeatedly harassed them have settled their lawsuit for $55,000. Victor Wilson more…

Yanked off the air: Coke ad too 'offensive'

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_2713765" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Coca-Cola has apologized for its new "Open Your Heart" ad, which featured a group of white people performing an act of charity for Mexicans more…

Obama makes bizarre false claim about electric cars

by Leo Hohmann -- [caption id="attachment_671453" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Tesla's electric car showroom.[/caption] President Obama's clean energy program included $36 billion in taxpayer funding, more than double that of the previous administration, and more…

Vatican orders external audit of assets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) The Vatican said on Saturday it had ordered the first external audit of its assets as part of a drive by Pope Francis to bring transparency to more…

Stocks surge 2% to close higher for week

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks gained about 2 percent Friday on increased certainty of divergent central bank policy, with a strong jobs report supporting a Fed hike in December and more…

Obamacare prompts 5% increase in health spending

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Health spending spiked by more than 5 percent last year as Obamacare took full effect, according to a new government analysis Wednesday that said the low-growth more…

J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs downgraded by S&P

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Marketwatch) Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit ratings of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group and six other major U.S. banks, saying it is no longer more…