Companies and individuals are helping financially strapped communities hold cash-for-firearms events. But the number of weapons turned in is still just a drop in the bucket.
The action is the latest in a series of challenges against next year's implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
There's been talk of minting a massive coin of platinum to help solve the nation's debt ceiling problem. It's a fun idea that has lots of problems.
About 1 in 24 drivers admit to nodding off at the wheel in the last month. And 100,000 crashes each year are linked to driver fatigue.
Sales at the luxury automaker slump in Italy as the eurozone crisis takes a toll.
One placement firm says employers eliminated fewer jobs than they have in 16 years, but labor statistics suggest a bleaker picture.
A prominent economist known as 'Dr. Doom' says the country's budget dispute will come roaring back soon.
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