Lawmakers have suggested a switch to 'chained CPI' to reduce deficits. That could affect how the government calculates Social Security benefits in the future.
A UK employee making $300 a week was accused of putting too much topping on a McFlurry -- and won a settlement over the issue.
Jobless benefits for 2.1 million Americans are set to expire on Dec. 29 unless Washington can figure out a solution.
Businesses are now considering the rights marijuana users might have at work in states where recreational use is legal.
Gaming establishments are feeling threats from new competition, online gambling, anti-casino activists and consumer saturation.
The retailing giant is one of several bidders reportedly interested in purchasing parts of Hostess Brands.
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.
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With the dollar firming but gold lower, investors await Fed chief Bernanke's comments Wednesday.
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