Concerns about a salmonella outbreak at a California chicken production plant could cause it to shut down. The incident raises questions about how federal agencies handle salmonella outbreaks.
The service industry took a hit in September, with the Institute for Supply Management's overall non-manufacturing index falling to 54.4 from last month's reading of 58.6.
Fed decision not to taper buoyed Wall Street, but James Bullard, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says a cutback in bond-buying could come as early as next month, depending on the economy. Also this week, housing posts mostly strong numbers, JPMorgan agrees to nearly $1 billion settlement, and the owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster cuts jobs.
But emerging picture of the continent as a place of high drinking rates is not entirely accurate.
The Justice Department recently announced it would not enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. This is regrettable. Legalizing marijuana endangers public health and safety. But that's not what these seven popular myths maintain.