Bond-ratings cuts advance to fastest since '09

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg) Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service are cutting corporate debt ratings at the fastest pace since 2009 as a global economic slowdown and record borrowing erode more…

Euro crisis hitting world like WWII

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Hurriyet Daily News) The eurozone crisis cost compares with the financial consequences of the World War II for the globe, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has said. Join more…

Chilling economic report terrifies CEOs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Over an early-morning coffee with the chief executive of an FTSE 100 business last week, talk turned to the outlook for 2013. Where I had expected more…

Can $99 tablet take down iPad mini?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Forbes) For most individuals, Santa brought a cornucopia of electronics, gift cards and items to exchange or return. Tech bloggers found an extra surprise in their stockings: reports more…

Feud over tomato imports

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) As tomato growers in Florida and some other states fight a 16-year-old agreement that they contend allows farmers in Mexico to export tomatoes at a price more…

Boot company gives economy kick

by Roger Simmermaker -- With the ranks of American manufacturing jobs wearing thin these days, one way to stand up for an American industry that is in danger of extinction is by more…

Disabled workers hits record in December

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNSNEWS) — The Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429 billion in cash and paid $773.247 for benefits more…

Obama returning to D.C. for fiscal cliff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ending his Hawaiian vacation Wednesday to make a late-hour bid to reach a fiscal-cliff deal before the year ends. He will leave more…