October 5, 2012 Researchers recently calculated the theoretical food value of the ethanol in a gas tank. At the heart of the calculation is this: Should we burn so much food as fuel? And how will it impact food prices and the world's poor?
October 5, 2012 The latest jobs report was good news for President Obama and not so much for Mitt Romney, whose campaign has been predicated on the argument that a bad economy requires a change in White House occupancy.
October 5, 2012 In September, employers added 114,000 workers and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent. As President Obama notes, job growth is steady. But as his rival Mitt Romney points out, job increases have not kept pace with population growth.
October 5, 2012 In every monthly jobs report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revises the number of jobs the economy gained or lost in the previous months. The reason — the data they get from businesses doesn't always come in on time.
October 5, 2012 Today's news about a drop in the unemployment rate has some of President Obama's critics speculating about cooked books. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says such talk is "ludicrous."
October 5, 2012 The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
October 5, 2012 U.S. casino mogul, billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has chosen debt-ridden Spain as the location for a $35 billion European gambling megacity. "EuroVegas" in Madrid could bring up to 250,000 much-needed jobs. But residents are divided over whether casinos are the kind of development they want.