| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Let's not smother the shale-gas boom. It is the crown jewel of the disappointing economic recovery. Why tamper with success? Yet, there are those who argue that shale gas' benefits could be maximized if we restricted gas exports, mainly as...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Every kid knows that falling off a cliff is never good, but what about a "fiscal cliff" — how would that feel?
Americans may indeed find out, if Congress is unable to pass a budget plan prior to Jan. 1. So, what's at stake if such an event occurs?...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 5:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve"...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:25 AM
For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world's largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:40 AM
According to the U.S. Census, at 14.3 percent South Dakota has one of the highest percentages of people older than 65 of any state.
Only 10 states have a higher percentage.
By way of comparison, Florida, to no one’s surprise, leads the nation...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and volunteers were removing foreign marine organisms Thursday from a 66-foot-long dock that washed ashore on an Oregon beach after it was ripped from Japan in the 2011 tsunami.
The dock, which is 7 feet...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The economic impact of tsunami debris floating across the Pacific Ocean could reach far beyond the cost of cleanup. Oregon lawmakers believe the debris could be a threat to the fishing and shipping industries.
Oregon senator Ron Wyden (D) says he is...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:47 PM
There must be something about July that makes people think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of, well, Internet happiness.
Lake Jackson congressman and presidential wannabe Ron Paul has teamed up with his son and Kentucky senator Rand Paul to come...