A new scribble on your dollar bill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Jacob J. Lew, President Obama's reported pick for Treasury secretary, has a ridiculous signature, as the blogosphere learned from a widely circulated White House memo more…

14-year Burger King sex case finally settled

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The largest franchisee of Burger King restaurants is paying $2.5 million to settle federal claims of sexual harassment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the agreement more…

Greek unemployment soars to new record

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Zero Hedge) Judging by ongoing momentum moves in various European stock and bond market indicators, one could be left with the impression that something in the continent is more…

Al Gore now richer than Mitt Romney

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs more…

Illinois lawmaker wants gold registration

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Infowars) Prior to the failure of the Illinois legislature to force citizens to register outlawed firearms, the state moved to place restrictions on the sale of gold. In more…

Google puts $200 million in Texas wind farm

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Google has gone far afield again to invest in a renewable energy project, this time putting $200 million into a Texas Panhandle wind farm, the Internet more…

IRS official urges Congress to revamp taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Lawmakers need to overhaul the tax code completely to reduce the "significant, even unconscionable, burden" placed on taxpayers just to file a tax return, the more…

Lew pick is Obama's in-your-face to Congress

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) President Barack Obama is sending a pointed message to Republicans by nominating Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary: I'm not backing down from this budget fight. This is more…