Don't be fooled by foreign-sounding footwear

by Roger Simmermaker -- Now I know this name, Okabashi, sounds like it just has to be foreign in origin and/or based in a foreign country, but this footwear company is actually more…

New high: U.S. debt tops $16 trillion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WEEKLYSTANDARD) — The United States Treasury reports that the total public outstanding debt is: $16,015,769,788,215.80. This is the first time in American history debt has eclipsed the $16 more…

Panic: Spaniards pull out cash, leave country

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — It is, Julio Vildosola concedes, a very big bet. After working six years as a senior executive for a multinational payroll-processing company in Barcelona, Spain, Mr. more…

IRS: Back-to-school tips for college students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SLTRIB) — If you’re a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, the Internal Revenue Service has tips about education more…

Food-stamp use climbs to record 46.7 million

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) Food-stamp use reached a record 46.7 million in June, the government said, as Democrats prepare to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term with the economy as a chief issue more…

Record-high gas greets Dems in Charlotte

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — Democrats arrived in Charlotte on Monday to an ill-timed reminder of one of the issues plaguing President Barack Obama’s reelection bid: high gasoline prices. Prices at more…

Lies, propaganda and the 2012 vote

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="RpZGdzNTpxaLQzx-iiX_drqlf-UAWlJG"] In this podcast, economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker Jerry Robinson of "Follow the Money Weekly" takes a minute to blast both Barack Obama more…

Loans to save euro called inevitable

by F. Michael Maloof -- Editor's Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium online newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions are $99 a year or, more…

U.S. firms brace for Greek exit from euro

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Even as Greece desperately tries to avoid defaulting on its debt, American companies are preparing for what was once unthinkable: that Greece could soon be forced more…