Low oil prices killing off fuel subsidies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Instead of letting fuel prices fall, several countries are taking advantage of lower oil prices by scrapping fuel subsidies. Oil prices are at a five-year low, dropping more…

My 6-year-old's a thief!

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, I gave my wife $350 for Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart. While she was there with our 6-year-old daughter, she cashed her bonus check to put with more…

IRS warns of possible shutdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Politico) The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — more…

Vermont bails on single-payer health care

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from more…

Rob Lowe whacks Sony over 'The Interview'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="81dnVjcjrp2y1ox1NE7rVx34pAarpxWA" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (LONDON INDEPENDENT) Sony’s decision to cancel the release of “The Interview” because of a security threat from hackers is like Europe giving in to Hitler, more…

Ex-mortgage exec collects $57 million reward

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK TIMES) A former Countrywide Financial executive who became a whistle-blower is collecting more than $57 million for helping federal prosecutors force Bank of America to pay more…

U.S. links North Korea to Sony hack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="wzOHRjcjoNKkyCMsxGz1yWEXm52R_w2t" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (NEW YORK TIMES) WASHINGTON — American officials have concluded that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures computers, even as the more…