FCC backpedals from Internet tax

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — The Federal Communications Commission is rapidly backpedalling from a proposal to tax broadband Internet service after a public outcry over the issue. Democrats and Republicans more…

Chicago teachers go on strike

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) Striking for the first time in 25 years, Chicago's teachers set up picket lines this morning after talks with public school officials ended over the weekend more…

Thousands of Greeks protest austerity cuts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Thousands of Greeks marched at an annual fair in Greece's second-biggest city on Saturday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts demanded more…

How to save money on homeschooling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SFGATE) — Although the majority of U.S. students are heading back to school, there is a growing number who are instead preparing to study from home. According to more…

Obama's 'FDR' plan exposed?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Many were left to ponder what Barack Obama meant when he used his Democratic National Convention speech last week to call for "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation more…

Rare spider halts highway project

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) SAN ANTONIO - An endangered species of spider not seen in more than three decades unexpectedly appeared in northwest San Antonio two weeks ago, showing up more…

Gun business booms: Obama bounce?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) The gun business is booming. The question is, why? Smith & Wesson stock Friday was zooming, thanks to a stellar earnings report. The firearms maker also boosted its outlook more…

Why is Putin stockpiling gold?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKET WATCH) — I can’t imagine it means anything cheerful that Vladimir Putin, the Russian czar, is stockpiling gold as fast as he can get his hands on more…