By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
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A year after they failed to pass a farm bill and suffered for it in several big congressional races, House Republicans think they've finally got the right balance to fund agricultural programs while weaning more Americans off food stamp benefits.
Investors are in a game of wait-and-see with the Federal Reserve. On Monday they guessed that the Fed will continue to try to prop up the economy — and sent stocks higher.
One of Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest investors would like to chop up America's biggest pork producer and sell it piece-by-piece, with representatives urging the board of directors to kill a planned $4.7 billion buyout by a Chinese company that they say "significantly understates" the company's value.
The man at the heart of the National Security Agency whistleblowing scandal is emerging from hiding Monday — in a cybercast sort of way — and taking part in a Q&A online session hosted by The Guardian newspaper.
Our media-consumption habits have been growing into an "on-demand" lifestyle for a number of years now. We demand to have access to our favorite TV shows, whenever and wherever we want.
For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
Though it could be overshadowed by the conflict in Syria, leaders from the world's major industrial nations plan to discuss how they can boost economic growth and regain competitiveness during the Group of Eight summit this week.
The Sacramento Kings hired Denver executive Pete D'Alessandro as their new general manager on Saturday.
The emergency manager appointed to reconfigure Detroit's bankrupt finances said Friday that the city is insolvent and the only way to bring it back into the black was to stop paying on some debt.
Americans stepped up purchases at retail businesses in May, spending more on cars, home improvements and sporting goods. The gain shows consumers remain resilient despite higher taxes and could drive faster growth later this year.
The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries.
The federal agency charged with guarding against abuses in the commodities markets is facing questions about its own excesses.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday.
President Obama can add $1 trillion to the Social Security trust fund with an executive order ("$30 trillion in red ink," Comment & Analysis, June 11). According to the U.S. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, student-loan debt is $1.2 trillion. The confluence of student-loan debt and the underfunded Social Security trust fund creates an opportunity.
A watchdog group in Britain is accusing Internet giant Google of dodging tax law and failing to pay required revenues, and it's demanding Prime Minister David Cameron take immediate action.