April 11, 2013 During his presidency, Hugo Chavez gave Venezuelan consumers cheap gasoline. He propped up the Cuban regime, and he offered oil on preferential terms to 18 regional countries. But Chavez died before he had to confront the economic and political problems certain to plague his successor.
April 11, 2013 With a large labor force willing to work for low wages, construction may appear to be a lucrative field for contractors in Texas. But prices have been driven so low that many say they can't compete if they play by the rules. Instead, some misclassify their workers or turn a blind eye to undocumented laborers.
April 10, 2013 A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources — from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.
April 10, 2013 William Mastro says he altered the 1909 Honus Wagner card that sold for $2.8 million in 2007. He also admits he used shill buyers to drive up the price of other memorabilia.
April 10, 2013 Both fruits are vulnerable to a nasty disease called fire blight that can devastate orchards. So organic labeling standards allow for antibiotics to be used on apple and pear trees. That exemption is set to end in 2014 — but growers say they need a little more time.
April 10, 2013 The USPS says Congress gave it no choice but to continue Saturday mail delivery despite its plan to cut back and save money.
April 10, 2013 Penny-pinching CEOs are relocating businesses to places with fitter workers and lower health costs. Colorado, where adult obesity rates are low, is playing up its health advantage as it tries to lure companies to move.
April 10, 2013 Every year the federal government gives needy college students $34.5 billion that they don't have to pay back. More than 9 million students rely on Pell Grants. A new study says in addition to many of the students being older, much of that money is going to people who never graduate.