Finally, America is beginning to tackle overcrowded prisons, prompted by financially strapped states that can no longer afford them. The road to prison reform, and less crowding, includes revamping 'three strikes' laws, as in California, and limiting pre-trial detention.
Kmart and Sears closing will effect 120 stores nationwide. But these Sears closings might not save the company, says one analyst.
Sears closings intended to shore up company's profits. Sears closings will affect Kmart stores, too, but not word on layoffs.
'Layaway angels' and the phenomenon of jewelry and coins being dropped into Salvation Army kettles shows Americans may be looking for social connections in their giving this holiday season.
The Dow dropped 134 points to close at 11770 amid renewed worries about Europe's debt crisis
Joining Forces, a new White House campaign launched Tuesday, endeavors to raise Americans' awareness of the needs of troops, veterans, and military families.
Borders bankruptcy comes at a time when the company reports $2 million in losses each day at the stores it plans to close.
Surveys show that more consumers want to get a jump on Black Friday and shop on Thanksgiving Day. With retailers desperate to boost sales, an increasing number are staying open.
As will Kmart. If retailers keep gnawing at this national day of togetherness and gratitude, there will be nothing left of Thanksgiving but a picked-over turkey.
The new Android 2.1-powered tablet from Sylvania sells for under $150, far less than the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. But is it any good?