No money for White House Easter Egg Roll?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — For more than a century, the White House Easter Egg Roll has been insulated from the sort of partisan sniping that now dominates Washington politics. That more…

Big Brother looking at your bank account

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="psaHI5YTrSfyRjwFAcWgXIrOH5E6X2Jb"] More and more federal agencies are being given a look into your private financial affairs, according to economy, economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker more…

Strapped feds have money for gopher-tortoise survey

by Steve Peacock -- The Obama administration recently issued warnings to contractors of potential sequestration-related spending cuts, but in the meantime federal spending continues unabated, domestically and globally. Some of the apparently more…

Could Cyprus bank runs happen here?

by Garth Kant -- With the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus about to impose a confiscatory tax – up to 9.9 percent – on all bank accounts, resulting in a run on more…

Thousands line up to buy ammo

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SACRAMENTO.CBSLOCAL) — Thousands of people lined up for hours outside Cal Expo to buy ammunition. The line wrapped around the building for the first day of the two-day more…

Gobble! Burger King offers turkey burger

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CBSNEWS) — If you think a Whopper's too indulgent but are sick of chicken sandwiches, Burger King is offering a turkey burger for the first time. The Miami-based more…

Currency war pushes stocks to new realms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="EwaWozYTpdSZFjHteqNcaXQmVaf-_YiH"] The Dow Jones rallies past 2007's all-time high, the NASDAQ hits a 12-year high, European stocks are booming and Japanese stocks surge to their highest levels more…

Ivory poachers slaughter herds of elephants

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON DAILY MAIL) Poachers have slaughtered 86 elephants in a single week in Chad, officials said today. Armed gangs reportedly killed the herds, which included 33 pregnant females, more…

Local TV news on path toward death

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — With shorter stories and scarce coverage of politics and government, local television newscasts in the United States, like local newspapers before them, are suffering from “shrinking more…

USDA to furlough meat inspectors

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Salmonella outbreaks. E. coli outbreaks. Millions of dollars in economic losses. These are among the scenarios the Obama administration warned about last month as it claimed the more…