Germans hoarding mountains of gold

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) Like Scrooge McDuck or the dragon Smaug in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Germans are gathering vast quantities of gold - a study showed that more…

Top chefs back gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey teen's call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. Chefs including Manuel Trevino of TV's more…

Biggest retailer frets over U.S. economy

by Stewart Stogel -- NEW YORK – The U.S. economic recovery is on shaky ground, according to Mike Duke, the president and CEO of Walmart, which "serves customers and members more than more…

GOP lawmakers warned on dealing with Dems

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) A group of more than 140 prominent conservatives signed an open letter to House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday urging them not to “deal” with Democrats more…

180 economists oppose tax increases

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) A letter signed by 180 economists opposed to tax increases as part of a fiscal cliff deal will be delivered to Congress on Wednesday, according to a more…

Obama predicts GOP will cave on taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABCNEWS.GO) — As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for more…

Singer James Blunt plans to become Swiss

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — British singer James Blunt has said he wants to become a Swiss citizen after living in the tax-friendly country for the past five years. 'As soon more…