Liberals fear grand-bargain betrayal by Obama

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Politico) Labor unions and liberal interest groups are going all-out for President Barack Obama's reelection — but they're just as ready to turn that firepower back on him more…

Plane halts landing to avoid crew overtime

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) A Norwegian plane carrying 40 passengers turned around and returned to an airport hundreds of kilometres away -- despite having already started its descent -- just more…

Martha Stewart (barely) living

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. is downsizing its magazines and will cut publishing jobs as it increasingly focuses on online video and other digital content. The more…

S.F. transit aims to snuff out private rival

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times247) On a typical work day in San Francisco, at least 27 private employers are picking up workers in shuttle buses — complete with cushioned seats and WiFi more…

Unemployment rate inches up to 7.9%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Unemployment ticked up to 7.9 percent despite a better-than-expected job gain of 171,000 last month, the Labor Department reported Friday morning. The last major economic report more…

Greek society in freefall

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A sign taped to a wall in an Athens hospital appealed for civility from patients. "The doctors on duty have been unpaid since May," it read. more…

New York asks feds to cover all storm costs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) New York state on Wednesday asked the U.S. federal government to pay all the costs of cleaning up and repairing damage from massive storm Sandy that tore more…

Looming tax hike motivates owners to sell

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MEMRI) A looming increase in the capital-gains tax rate next year is fueling sales of some privately-held businesses. Many business owners—mostly founders who could gain a lot from more…