Obama attends the Rev. Al Sharpton's event Wednesday for his National Action Network. Rubbing shoulders with Sharpton may help Obama reinforce his standing with African-American voters, analysts say.
04/06/2011 04:58 pm
Tax Day humor is not your standard April Fool's fare, but this year, a D.C. holiday called Emancipation Day is giving most Americans something to smile about: extra time to file.
04/01/2011 02:31 pm
The US has 1.8 million units of 'shadow inventory' – distressed properties likely to hit the housing market. New Jersey tops the list, with Illinois, Florida, and California also among the most at-risk. The data, part of a new report, show both improvement and remaining problems.
03/30/2011 04:02 pm
Patents ruling to be reviewed by International Trade Commission, renewing Kodak's hopes of getting royalties agreements with Apple and RIM. Kodak is using its 1,000 digital-imaging patents to boost revenue.
03/26/2011 02:05 pm
The Aloha State has topped the list in a Gallup-Healthways survery of six categories of well-being. Coming in last: West Virginia.
03/07/2011 03:32 pm
Skippy peanut butter recall affects some reduced-fat jars of peanut butter. The company says no illnesses have been linked to contaminated Skippy peanut butter.
03/07/2011 10:54 am
It seems Valentine's Day, when 10 percent of all marriage proposals take place, is one of the few constants in the institution of marriage. Fifty years ago, marriage was between a man and a woman barely into their twenties, of the same race and social class, till death did them part. But marriage today is wildly different. In increasing numbers, Americans no longer feel the need to marry to have sex, have a baby, or even to have financial stability. In short, Americans are redefining what marriage is and why they marry. Here are seven marriage trends in the US.
02/14/2011 02:03 pm
American history is littered with populist political insurgencies that withered on the vine once their ideas got bigger play. Is the tea party different?
01/31/2011 06:17 pm
Every 10 years, everyone in the United States gets counted – all 308,745,538 of them, according to the 2010 Census. The number of representatives in Congress, however, stays at 435. Dividing the larger number by the smaller gives the average number of people in each congressional district (now 709,760). But Americans move around a lot – for new jobs or better weather, to be closer to family, or just for the adventure. As a result, the boundaries of those congressional districts have to shift to make sure that each district has as close to the same number of people as possible. And that shifting can have important political, economic, and social consequences. That’s what ‘redistricting’ is all about.
01/08/2011 09:54 am
Christine O'Donnell, who faces allegations of improper use of campaign funds, seems to be cut from the same cloth as Sarah Palin. Where they may differ is the ability to withstand adversity.
12/30/2010 04:08 pm