Obama's cigarette tax up in smoke

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Politico) Remember the cigarette tax hike President Barack Obama proposed in his big budget rollout? The White House barely does. Presidential budgets are all about theater. But this more…

U.N. predicts boom in trade of 'green' products

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The U.N.'s environment agency says the global market for low-carbon and environment-friendly goods and services is projected to almost triple to $2.2 trillion by 2020. The more…

Dow surpasses 15,000 milestone

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Stocks held gains Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow surpassing the 15,000 milestone, boosted by better-than-expected economic more…

GM to build Cadillac plant ... in China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — General Motors Co. (GM), the largest foreign automaker in China, said it won regulatory approval to build a Cadillac factory to boost sales of luxury vehicles more…

$400,000 spent on cigarette-sensing underwear

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNSNEWS) — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than $400,000 to a research project involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. The more…

Teacher stomps on U.S. flag, gets $85,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE STATE) — CHAPIN, S.C. — Lexington-Richland 5 paid former Chapin High teacher Scott Compton $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge, part of a settlement that led to more…

Senate passes Internet sales tax bill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) — The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before more…

'Disabled' cop now reality-TV star

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PHILLY) — On television, Joseph Derrico pursues a monster truck on foot, pulls the driver out of the vehicle and tosses him to the ground. He is on more…