Background-check data suggests Americans are buying firearms at an unprecedented pace.
A Benedictine abbey's battle against a Louisiana statute restricting such sales to funeral directors could reach the Supreme Court.
California cities and counties are trying to get help paying for damage and cleanup. But even overwhelming evidence that lead harms kids hasn't swayed the courts so far.
A former Bureau of Labor Statistics head says actual joblessness is closer to 11%. Voices from the left and right, and even the Fed, seem to agree.
With its bankruptcy filing, it has a chance to start over. Step one: Take some tips from a city that reinvented itself.
The city was once an American powerhouse. Now it's the largest municipality to file for bankruptcy. Here's why it could not keep going.
A new study says even in the cheapest area, it takes at least $10.20 for a US worker to achieve economic stability.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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