Beacon Power, like Solyndra a recipient of a federal loan guarantee under the DOE's renewable energy program, has declared bankruptcy, leaving taxpayers to pay the tab. But the firm is tiny. Bigger ones are out there.
Bankruptcies for consumers dropped by 8 percent in the first half of the year from the same period last year. Consumer bankruptcies were 5 percent lower in June 2011 than June 2010.
The biggest criminal botnet ever identified, with millions of enslaved computers in 172 countries, now has a name of its own – and embedded within the software that created it are the names of its criminal bot masters.
Cybersecurity experts say that the world's biggest-ever botnet is still operating, despite the arrests of two cyber criminals, which required coordinating law enforcement across two continents.
Other states are watching Wisconsin's bid to virtually break labor unions as a means of cutting huge deficits. Unions in Wisconsin and beyond see this as a Waterloo moment.
President Barack Obama bows his head in prayer prior to speaking at the University of Notre Dame during commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana, on May 17, 2009.
First Amendment and church-state separation were debated Tuesday between Delaware Senate hopefuls Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons. Her stance is akin to that of some tea party activists.
Intensely religious and uncompromisingly conservative, Christine O'Donnell rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to secure the GOP nomination for Delaware's Senate election. But how much do you really know about her? Take our quiz and find out.
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul appears with his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, during a campaign event in Erlanger, Ky., on Oct. 2.
Judges make their way to the Houses of Parliament in central London on Friday after attending the annual service at Westminster Abbey to mark the beginning of the legal year in England and Wales.