There is no real movement in the White House or Congress to spur growth or job creation -- and lawmakers seem just fine with that.
More than 8,000 households got hit with the one-time levy as Socialist President Francois Hollande continues to target the nation's wealthiest.
In a move to minimize costs, many employers will offer plans that cover just the basics -- not X-rays or surgeries.
Compensation for the men and women who put themselves in harm's way has been rising since 9/11. It's all part of the price of freedom.
In his current term, the government may earn more than $110 billion from this program, more than the country's most lucrative companies.
The rules covering who gets tax-exempt status are so squishy and vague that just about anyone can work the system.
A crackdown on Internet slot machine parlors has their owners pointing fingers at the token-wagering arcade and pizza chain.
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