GOP slams Obamacare site's data insecurity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — As the Obamacare administration claimed new success in getting its health care enrollment web site running, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act renewed their criticism more…

Holiday sales up 2.3%, foot traffic down

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more…

Iran deal heralds return to cheap-oil era?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Dawn) Post Iran nuclear deal, the fear premium is dwindling. Markets are softening. Yet, issues continue to confound. Would the event unleash a flood of oil into the more…

Journal retracts GM-corn study

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBS News) A scientific journal has formally retracted a controversial study linking genetically modified corn to tumor growth and death risk in rats. The study had appeared in more…

Think bitcoin is on a tear?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Litecoin, the digital currency otherwise known as, "the silver to Bitcoin's gold," has surpassed $25 in value, reaching as much as $28.50. It's up 400% in more…

Experts 'prefer cheaper champagne'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Scientists from the Universities of Oxford and London carried out blind taste tests. They asked the participants to score six different champagnes and one English sparkling more…