January 27, 2013 Republican Mike Pence just began his term as Indiana governor with a plan to cut the state income tax rate, joining Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin's Scott Walker, Nebraska's Dave Heineman and other GOP governors in pushing for similar plans. But some Republican state legislators aren't convinced.
January 26, 2013 The road can be long and difficult for some wanting to immigrate to the U.S. For those with money to spend, though, there's a different path. The EB-5 visa program offers green cards in exchange for investment in U.S. businesses. Rich immigrants can live the American dream, but what does the U.S. get in return?
January 26, 2013 When the village of Montserrat cut its school bus service to save money, some local moms hatched a plan to create an erotic calendar. The scantily clad women have earned enough in sales to rehire the school bus for the next three months.
January 25, 2013 Apple stock has dropped sharply since it announced earnings that disappointed analysts. Now the tech tastemaker is paying another price, losing its crown as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil. Exxon's market capitalization totaled $417 billion Friday, $4 billion more than Apple's.
January 25, 2013 There were an estimated 367,000 new homes sold last year, up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011. The dip in December isn't being seen as a sign that the recovery has gone off track.
January 25, 2013 KPLUObtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
January 24, 2013 President Obama's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street. The success of this get-tough push will depend on changing the SEC's culture, analysts say.
January 24, 2013 As if the federal budget process isn't confusing enough, now it's being complicated by a partisan war on Capitol Hill. What's really going on?
January 24, 2013 There were 330,000 first-time claims for benefits last week, down 5,000 from the week before. That means applications remain at the lowest level since January 2008.
January 23, 2013 The continued drop is just another blow to the labor movement, which has suffered huge political loses in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The president of the AFL-CIO said the continued drop imperils the middle class.
January 23, 2013 See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
January 23, 2013 If his Conservative Party prevails in 2015 elections, the prime minister said, he will put the question to the British people: stay or go?