In July, the unemployment rate declined in more states than it rose. The changes were not dramatic, but this news from the US Labor Department on Friday highlighted the uneven pace of economic recovery in the 50 states. Here's a look at six states that have made the most headway against unemployment this year. The beginning of the year arrived when the total number of US jobs had reached a recession-related low point. This tale of six states reveals trends that are taking root elsewhere in the economy.
According to the latest leak from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, massive multi-player online video games have been targeted for years, though for only very modest intelligence gains.
Fracking studies have pit the Environmental Protection Agency against the oil and gas industry, which says the agency has over-reached on fracking and that its science has been critically flawed. The recent closing of EPA fracking investigations has some environmentalists worried that the agency is feeling the effects of industry pressure and tight budgets.
Hidden fees are an easy way for companies to charge more for their services, but they can hit consumers — and their wallets — hard. Glaser offers tips for how to avoid being charged below-the-line fees for airline tickets, cable services, and banking.
ProPublica reports that Syria asked Iraq to allow helicopter shipment overflights from Russia, just days after other documents revealed Russia sent Syrian currency to Damascus.
The natural gas explosion in Springfield, Mass., is a calamitous reminder of what can happen when the nation's vast oil and natural gas distribution network fails.
An estimated 5.8 billion was spent on the 2012 election. Where can candidates spend their leftover money? What is off limits?