More than a third of Americans were living in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded 'means-tested" programs — commonly known as welfare — in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Federal Reserve Bank will keep suppressing interest rates to near-zero rates for more than a year, according to Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released August 20, despite talk about an “eventual normalization of the stance and conduct of monetary policy.”

Expired federal wind power subsidies could mean an end to high electricity bills.

Employees on strike from Market Basket over the firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas were given until Friday to return to work or be replaced.

Crash goes the latest global warming apocalyptic rant "Risky Business," from the Wall Street climateer trio of Bloomberg, Paulson, and Steyer.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supposedly engages in political advocacy to help businesses prosper, but it would be more accurate to say that it helps “some” businesses.

After Minnesota raised its minimum wage, a café owner added a $.35 "minimum wage" fee to all customer orders to cover the added cost. 

The U.S. government borrows nearly half of what it spends, yet it gives billions to countries around the world, though foreign aid hasn’t led the Third World poor to prosperity.

The maker of little Zen Magnets has decided to challenge the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a duel to the death.

Federal, state, and local governments handed out more than $2 trillion in means-tested welfare benefits last year.

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