In a landmark achievement, the United States recently surpassed Russia as the world's largest combined producer of oil and gas according to an October 2013 Wall Street Journal analysis of International Energy Agency statistics. This milestone was reached because private capital and innovative entrepreneurs took calculated risks striving for access to new energy resources and the tools to produce and distribute them more efficiently.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was golfing in Bermuda on Sunday while Gov. Andrew Cuomo and local officials rushed to the scene of a deadly train derailment in the Bronx, the Wall Street Journal reported.
U.S. authorities just flew two B-52 bombers over disputed island territories in the East China Sea without first giving Beijing a heads-up – a direct affront to the nation’s authority in the region, and its recent declaration of a newly expanded air defense zone.
A just-released report from the U.S. Treasury Department shows that the auto bailout continues to be a win-lose for General Motors versus taxpayers: While GM won billions, taxpayers have still lost big time.
Republicans and Democrats actually are "fighting inside the 40-yard lines" on key issues, President Obama said Tuesday, and anyone who doubts that needs to visit other countries to get a look at real political and ideological divides.
Fewer than 50,000 people had signed up for insurance through the troubled HealthCare.gov website as of last week — far short of the administration's goal of 500,000 for October, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Though a reported $684 million in taxpayer funds has been designated to promote Obamacare, health care providers are still failing to attract young, healthy Americans who will shore up the cost. Their answer? Frat boy talk is the best outreach, at least according to the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative — which recently wooed males with a raucous pitch for "bro-surance" that included a beer keg.
By his own account, U.S. Rep. Jim Leach's argument against online gambling, which he laid out in a 2006 article, was more factual and perfunctory than soaring political rhetoric. But three years later his words would reappear in print — though under a different name: Rep. Spencer Bachus, an Alabama Republican who was a key ally of Mr. Leach's in opposing online gambling legislation.
While a slight increase in world food prices occurred in October, the real news was a summer of plenty — after two years in a row in which short supplies and high prices had helped spark unrest in the developing world.