Charitable donors prefer blondes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) If you are looking for a way to raise more money for charity, science has a simple answer: go blonde. Donors to charities give nearly more…

Fiscal cliff deal up to Senate leaders

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) A political summit Friday at the White House left it to the Senate's top Democrat and Republican to work out a compromise to avoid the country going more…

Fiscal cliff scary, debt ceiling scarier

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Economic Times) Investors fearing a stock market plunge - if the United States tumbles off the "fiscal cliff" next week - may want to relax. But they should more…

Obama orders pay raises by executive order

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Weekly Standard) President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker more…

U.S. taxpayers pay 1/5 of U.N. budget

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNS News) In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula more…

Texas shale boom can be seen from space

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Scientific American) It can be difficult to comprehend just how big the current U.S. shale boom is. Here in Central Texas, we hear about the Eagle Ford Shale more…

Wire cutters: Tribune Co. newspapers dropping AP

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TimeOutChicago) The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January. In addition to the flagship more…

China tightens controls on Internet users

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) BEIJING — China’s government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about more…