McDonald's to open vegetarian restaurants

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CSMONITOR) — McDonald's Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants. The world's biggest hamburger more…

Fact check: About those 4.5 million jobs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times. "Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took more…

What's Romney really up to?

by Ian Fletcher -- In my 2010 book "Free Trade Doesn't Work," I speculated that the following might occur: Both political parties are feeling the heat of an intensifying global economic challenge more…

Don't be fooled by foreign-sounding footwear

by Roger Simmermaker -- Now I know this name, Okabashi, sounds like it just has to be foreign in origin and/or based in a foreign country, but this footwear company is actually more…

New high: U.S. debt tops $16 trillion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WEEKLYSTANDARD) — The United States Treasury reports that the total public outstanding debt is: $16,015,769,788,215.80. This is the first time in American history debt has eclipsed the $16 more…

Panic: Spaniards pull out cash, leave country

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — It is, Julio Vildosola concedes, a very big bet. After working six years as a senior executive for a multinational payroll-processing company in Barcelona, Spain, Mr. more…

IRS: Back-to-school tips for college students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SLTRIB) — If you’re a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, the Internal Revenue Service has tips about education more…

Food-stamp use climbs to record 46.7 million

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) Food-stamp use reached a record 46.7 million in June, the government said, as Democrats prepare to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term with the economy as a chief issue more…

Record-high gas greets Dems in Charlotte

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — Democrats arrived in Charlotte on Monday to an ill-timed reminder of one of the issues plaguing President Barack Obama’s reelection bid: high gasoline prices. Prices at more…