Congress looks at doing away with $1 bill

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what's best for them more…

Feds shut down 100-year-old oyster company

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a popular oyster farm at Drakes Bay on Thursday to pack up and leave, effectively ending more than a century of more…

5 dirty little secrets about Bush tax cuts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Investor's Business Daily) It's been more than 10 years since President Bush signed his first round of tax cuts into law. And in the years since, those cuts more…

Is this new model for struggling communities?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) If the sign on the building didn't say Wal-Mart, you might mistake it for Bloomingdale's. The glass atrium, escalators from a multilevel parking deck and surrounding more…

Oil boom will only last a decade - then what?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Oil is fundamentally a depletable resource – once a barrel is extracted from the ground and burned, it is gone. Nevertheless, world oil production has continued to more…

Ukraine crushed in $1.1 billion fake gas deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark Ukraine-Spain gas more…

Krugman: National default 'can't happen'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NetRightDaily) In the past 30 years, the national debt has increased 1,328 percent from $1.1 trillion to $16.3 trillion. From 1952 to 1982, it nearly quadrupled, from about more…

Is our debt burden really $100 trillion?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Atlantic) Wanna scare somebody about America's debt on the eve of the Fiscal Cliff? I mean, really scare somebody? Here's a trick. Don't talk about the debt. more…

Rice invested in firms doing business with Tehran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Free Beacon) The portfolio of embattled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice includes investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in several energy companies known for doing business with more…