Mafia moving into renewable energy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Traditionally the mafia controls operations in gambling, prostitution, protection, extortion, and loan-sharking, yet recent evidence shows that they might actually be adding renewable energy to that list. more…

Bernanke defends Fed's low-interest-rate policies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Facing criticism from Republican lawmakers, Chairman Ben Bernanke stood behind the Federal Reserve's low-interest-rate policies Wednesday and sought to reassure members of Congress that the central more…

Average Americans feeling pain of U.S. debt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Los Angeles Times) When it comes to the nation's debt, payback time might be here. Years of low tax rates and rising federal spending, amplified by the devastating more…

Can you find the sequester cuts?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9lZmJwOTooA7jqouC_vwd1Jf_GdU5toY"] The truth is out: The threat that "sequester" will decimate the nation is a fraud, according to former presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. On Fox News tonight, more…

How did 'sequester' come to mean budget-cutting?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The fight right now in Washington is over the "sequester." That's the "sequestration" that involves a reduction in the federal budget increase. But dictionaries say the word means more…

Bank's partial passwords are easy to guess

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) "Give me letters two, three and six from your password," is a request Brits who bank online will be very familiar with, as most UK banks more…

Food stamps for pets of needy families

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Examiner) There are food stamps for pets, according to a Feb. 25 Inquisitor report. Around 47 million families in the U.S. receive federal food stamps, but these only more…

Senate GOP ponders ceding power to Obama

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority more…

Major U.S. companies back 'gay' marriage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FORTUNE) -- On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple,Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, andMorgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that more…