Feds taxed, borrowed $4.47 trillion since last tax day

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNSNEWS) — The federal government has taxed and borrowed $4,474,356,967,081 since Tax Day 2017, according to statements published by the U.S. Treasury. That $4,474,356,967,081 in taxing and borrowing more…

What Benjamin Franklin had to say about debt

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On April 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer and more…

Dow surges 200 as Syria fears ease

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks rose on Monday as fears of an escalating conflict in Syria eased for the moment. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 266 points, with more…

U.S. firms banned from selling to ZTE phone-maker

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating the more…

Starbucks boycott has people posting other coffee pix

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer RFEUnX7g] (BUSINESS INSIDER) -- Starbucks customers are posting photos of themselves drinking coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, Panera, and local coffee shops as backlash against the coffee giant more…

Rare Abe Lincoln tie to NRA shows up at auction

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — A rare link between former President Abraham Lincoln and the National Rifle Association has appeared at auction, and collectors are already bidding up the price. more…