The Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision is a victory for business groups that favor tough enforcement of arbitration agreements. Critics say it puts the rights of corporations over individuals.
For a nation without a king, America can't seem to get enough of the British royalty. Is it admiration of an elegant culture or just drooling over their jewels – or both?
NFL draft projections are in full gear, one day before the real thing kicks off Thursday at 8 p.m. in New York. Auburn's Cam Newton is the number one choice on several NFL draft board mockups.
The three-day 2011 National Football League draft kicks off in New York Thursday with the first round in prime time. Gauge your grasp of draft history with this quiz.
President Obama just released his birth certificate – the long form, anyway. Is this a victory for The Donald, or is Team Obama playing a more subtle game?
The Federal Reserve's move toward more openness also carries risks. It all hinges on how Ben Bernanke handles the press conference. Says one Fed expert: 'It's all in the execution.'
President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday, saying the lingering issue, repeatedly raised by Donald Trump, kept the nation 'sidetracked.' The Obama birth certificate reiterates facts already made public about the president.
The Federal Reserve, the institution tasked with guarding the economy against inflation and financial instability, has long made headlines for its words as well as its actions. An utterance from the chairman can help reassure financial markets or raise concerns about the economy. Now the central bank is moving to explain itself more openly in its first-ever formalized press conferences, so the opportunity for Fed officials to make market-moving pronouncements may increase. Here's a look at some moments when a Fed chairman has made waves with his words.
Vera Svechina reportedly snuck into Google's headquarters by following a visually impaired employee. What Vera Svechina did next has the company's employees and founders scratching their heads.
Weddings in general – and this royal wedding in particular – look different to single and married women, say experts. 'It's the dream come true' to the former, and the 'dream that was' to the latter.
With forecasts pointing to more severe Arkansas weather ahead, state residents have changed how they live – scanning Twitter for weather updates and packing emergency kits.
A federal judge's ruling to lift the lockout prompted a flurry of legal action and lots of confusion as players reported to empty practice facilities Tuesday. What it means for NFL football could become clearer in the days ahead, but for now, the league is in 'uncharted territory.'
Residents along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers brace for a pair of crests that could bring record floods. In Missouri, 1,000 flee the overflowing Black River after 15 inches of rain in four days.
In a crisis that built up over years of paying in too little, Illinois's pensions were only half-funded by 2009, according to a new report. They're the worst offender, but they're not alone.
But diplomats and human rights advocates are calling for Syria to be kept off the council when the UN General Assembly votes on new members next month.
Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who is expected to announce an official "exploratory committee" for a presidential run Tuesday, is known for his passionate espousal of free markets and sound money. To supporters, Congressman Paul has stood as a lone voice of reason in Congress, wiser than Wall Street. Critics see his views on issues like reviving a gold standard or ending the Federal Reserve as simplistic and more dangerous than the ills he hopes to cure. Here are his own words on key economic issues:
Fukushima is a Level 7 accident – the same rating given the Chernobyl fire and explosion 25 years ago. Still, Chernobyl remains the worst nuclear accident in history.
Drug companies tell the Supreme Court that by barring access to doctors' drug prescribing records, Vermont is discriminating against the firms' protected commercial speech.
The Atlanta Hawks hold a three games to one advantage over the Orlando Magic in their first-round NBA Eastern Conference playoff series. The Hawks look to close out the series Tuesday night at Orlando's Amway Center.
Vilonia, Arkansas and Poplar Bluff, Missouri have endured a deadly tornado and extensive flooding in the past 24 hours. The twister cut a wide swath of damage in Vilonia.