President Obama says the proposed federal pay freeze would save the federal government $2 billion in fiscal year 2011. The federal deficit is expected to be about $1.3 trillion.
The Beatles discography went on sale on Apple iTunes this week. A new report suggests that Apple had to beat out both Google and Amazon to get their hands on the Fab Four catalog.
Cathie Black has no experience as an educator. Why does Mayor Bloomberg think Black, a media businesswoman, can run the nation's largest school system?
After a year and a half of stirring America's political pot, the tea party and its followers on Election Day won about 35 percent of the seats they targeted. Going forward, the tea party may find its strength to be at the state and local level.
Democrats are likely to lose big in the US House of Representatives, and they'll be lucky to keep slim control of the US Senate. Will Obama do better with a resurgent GOP to push against?
Americans are expected to dole out a total of $5.8 billion on Halloween, an increase of nearly a billion dollars over last year, according to the National Retail Federation. This represents a return to 2008’s Halloween spending levels and marks an opportunity for Halloween-themed businesses to wring some dollars from trick or treating before the scary season gives way to Christmas carols and gift-giving. Here's what seven 'scary' firms have to offer:
The prospect of a higher official retirement age infuriates many French. Boosting the age limit in the US is one way to help make Social Security solvent, many economists say. Would Americans be just as mad?
Increasing numbers of Americans can vote by mail or absentee ballots. This makes it harder for polls to gauge who the winner might be and means some close races might not be called for days.