- 5 things about Obama's move to protect refuge from drilling
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 04:37 PM
President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue …
- CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 03:04 PM
The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office.
- Mattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectations
Associated Press, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 09:39 AM
Toy maker Mattel says Bryan Stockton has resigned after about three years of leading the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars.
- MeadWestvaco Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging company
Associated Press, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 06:25 AM
Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are joining to form a $16 billion packaging company.
- Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
Associated Press, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 01:06 AM
Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.
- Airlines prepare to shut down in Northeast for snowstorm
Associated Press, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 08:25 PM
Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.
- Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 03:28 PM
Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil
- 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply
Associated Press, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 07:36 AM
Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.
- US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 01:26 PM
A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Fears that falling oil prices could knock the wheels off the already wobbly economy of oil-dependent Venezuela have sparked apparent interest in alternatives to Petrocaribe, a trade program created by the late President Hugo Chavez that has kept the region dependent on the South American country for energy. Evidence of that interest will be on display Monday as Caribbean leaders converge in Washington for the first Caribbean Energy Security Summit. The focus will be on exploring ways to help Caribbean countries convert diesel-powered energy plants to natural gas and increase use of other alternative energy sources.
- Poles with Swiss-franc mortgages demand govt help
Associated Press, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 11:28 AM
Poles who have taken out mortgages in Swiss francs are protesting in a number of cities, demanding government help after the franc soared in recent weeks, making their monthly payments significantly higher.
- Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns
San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 11:13 AM
Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety backed a voter-approved initiative in Washington last year that made the state the 17th in the country to expand background checks past the federal standard applying only to licensed gun dealers.  its attention is on Oregon, where the state Legislature narrowly failed to pass legislation two years running to require background checks for private gun sales. According to state records, Everytown spent nearly $600,000 on the 2014 election — $450,000 in contributions to candidates and committees, and $110,000 on other grassroots efforts. Under federal law, background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System are required for sales by licensed gun dealers, but not at gun shows or private transactions. The checks target convicted felons, people under indictment, the mentally ill, drug users, people under restraining orders, dishonorably discharged veterans and people in the country illegally. The gun control group contributed $75,000 last year to Democratic Sen.
- ECB official denies lower euro was prime motive for stimulus
Associated Press, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 08:51 AM
A top official at the European Central Bank says getting the euro down was not a prime consideration of the bank's recently announced 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.2 trillion) stimulus.
- Ukraine: cutting graft top priority to reach new bailout
Associated Press, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 06:34 AM
Ukraine's head of reforms says that tackling corruption is the country's top priority as it tries to convince its international rescue creditors to give it more loans.