Poll: 45% would rather skip Christmas

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Despite a whittling away of consumer debt that has been underway since the recession, many Americans are still entering the holiday season unprepared to cope with more…

Krugman: Bring back 91% tax rate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when more…

Hostess, union agree to mediation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) Hostess Brands Inc, its lenders and the unions representing its striking workers, agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of a U.S. bankruptcy court more…

Are retailers cannibalizing Black Friday?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FORBES) — Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. The days of working off that turkey and stuffing by running around the mall and scooping up holiday more…

World War II vehicles up for auction

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOXNEWS) — On December 8th, Auctions America by RM is holding one of the largest ever sales of WW II-era vehicles at the National Military History Center in more…

Mideast violence pushes up oil prices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Oil prices rose further Monday as violence between Israelis and Palestinians ignited fears that that the conflict could spread throughout the region. In New more…

Geithner: Lift debt limit to infinity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of money the government can borrow and effectively lift the more…

Euro zone double dips back into recession

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKETWATCH) — Europe’s long-running debt crisis dragged the 17-nation euro zone back into recession in the third quarter, data showed Thursday, offering a negative counterpoint to growing optimism more…

New York City extends gas rationing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Gasoline rationing lasted eight days on Long Island, where it was lifted at midnight on Friday by Nassau and Suffolk County officials. It lasted slightly longer more…

'Breaking Dawn – Part 2' devours $340 million

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INSIDEMOVIES.EW) — Say what you will about the Twilight series, but you can’t fault it for being inconsistent. The popular vampire franchise’s final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking more…