Lawmakers are having new discussions about gun control. Can the US strike a balance between the rights of gun owners and the wishes of people favoring more restrictions?
Despite some political and economic hurdles, more communities are reviving intercity rail links or making plans for new ones.
The newly elected US Senator has pushed for more banking regulation for years. She gets new power with this seat.
The central bank will buy more bonds to keep interest rates at ultra-low levels until unemployment drops below 6.5%. A goal is to try to offset any fiscal cliff effects. Stocks churn higher, then fade.
The controversy over new legislation in Michigan is drawing new attention to these statutes and their impact on unions and businesses.
The state's governor is expected to sign union dues legislation after President Obama derides it as 'right to work for less money.'
It's unclear what's triggering the recent plunge in shares of Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger. We may be seeing a correction after a runup around the presidential election.
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Pipeline owners are making big profits on oil coming from North Dakota's Bakken fields. But a lot of natural gas continues to be flared due to low prices.
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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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