Stocks may be chaotic, but they also offer opportunities if you look in the right place. Plunging stocks now make some sectors appealing.
09/12/2011 11:45 am
From the onset of the fight against Libya's Muammar Qaddafi in February, many Americans with family ties to Libya have dropped everything to be a part of what they feel is a historic moment.
08/23/2011 12:57 pm
Dow loses 419 points as volatility returns to Wall Street. Besides stocks, oil prices and mortgage rates also fall.
08/18/2011 06:25 pm
A federal appeals court rejects the individual mandate, the crux of Obama's health-care reform. With another appeals court having already upheld the law, a Supreme Court showdown is far more likely.
08/12/2011 09:39 pm
Paul McCartney: The 9/11 concert now serves as the framework for a new film, "The Love We Make." Directed by legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, it captures McCartney's firsthand observations of 9/11 as well as concert performances and backstage preparations.
08/05/2011 01:47 pm
A Q&A with David S. Reynolds, the author of "Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America," about Harriet Beecher Stowe's influence on the Civil War.
06/30/2011 12:17 pm
Warning labels unveiled by the FDA would be the first change to cigarette pack warnings in 25 years. Nine graphic images were chosen using consumer surveys that involved 18,000 people.
06/21/2011 05:14 pm
Lawyers representing 26 states square off Wednesday against the Obama administration. Both sides bring top legal talent to the appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in Florida who invalidated the entire health-care law.
06/08/2011 10:34 am
The 2011 Mississippi River flood, which has broken records in some places, is creating steady destruction in America's midsection. Hurricanes tend to cause more financial damage, and flash floods typically take more lives. But overflowing rivers deliver a long, slow economic punch. Arkansas farmers have lost an estimated $500 million in crops to this year's flood. Mississippi homes and catfish farms – a leading industry – are threatened. In Louisiana, the diversion of water through a spillway to spare Baton Rouge and New Orleans still puts hundreds of homes, businesses, and chemical plants and oil refineries at risk. Total damages could run into the billions. Here's a look at five of the most expensive river floods in the US, according to estimates from the National Weather Service and historical accounts (reported in 2011 dollars):
05/16/2011 04:35 pm
Attorneys challenging Obama's health-care reform law said that Congress cannot 'force us to buy a private product and say it is for our own good,' whether health insurance or broccoli.
05/10/2011 10:49 pm