Afghanistan

A Look at Back at Bank Scandals Since the Financial Crisis

Even before the LIBOR scandal hit, the financial industry's image was already badly tarnished by its leading role in causing the global financial crisis and recession. Here's a look at some of the low points for banking and bankers since the start of the financial crisis.

Travelers Tired of the Unfriendly Skies Should Skip These Airlines

Air travelers will encounter all the usual struggles this holiday season: confusing ticket prices and hidden fees; crying babies and misbehaving children; lost bags and delayed flights. But there's one thing they can avoid, if they pick the right airlines: rude employees.

The Obama Romney Debate: Who Won, and What That Means

Let's not sugarcoat it, President Obama won Monday's debate decisively -- at least on the topic of the evening, foreign policy. That's good news for Obama and bad news for Romney. But there's good news for Romney too.

How Uncle Sam Spends Your Taxes: The U.S. Budget in 8 Easy Bites

Almost everyone agrees the federal deficit is a ticking bomb, but when it comes to ideas for solving the problem, some are contradictory and all are controversial. No wonder: If you look at where the money actually goes, it's easy to see why it's so hard to balance the budget.

Tea Party Leaders Say They'd Back Defense Cuts

The Tea Party says everything is on the table regarding its goal to cut federal spending and balance the budget -- including defense spending. If the political faction succeeds in cutting military spending, not only would the U.S. economy benefit, national security could well be strengthened.

Warren Buffett's Grandson Follows in Grandpa's Humanitarian Footsteps

Howard Warren Buffett, grandson of renowned investor Warren Buffett, is a chip off the old philanthropic block. At the recent Social Good Summit in New York, he spoke about the challenges in this age of technology of preserving our human connections with those who are suffering.

Founder of Blackwater to Sell Security Company

The founder of private security company Xe Services, previously known as Blackwater Worldwide, plans to sell the company to a group of investors based in Los Angeles. Xe Services has come under intense pressure in recent years, with rumors that the U.S. government would no longer award it contracts so long as founder Erik D Prince, remained the owner, The New York Times reported.

Military Gets 'Don't Ask' Revived -- but For How Long?

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court that put the decision ordering the military to stop enforcing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" on hold is a brief win for the government. But don't assume it means the policy will survive: The stay just means that the judges want time to think.

Medal of Honor Hits Stores -- But Not on Military Bases

In Electronic Arts' new Medal of Honor game, players can take on the role of the Taliban or U.S. soldiers. But the prospect of having players shoot Americans doesn't go over too well with lots of folks, including the one running base stores.

What It Will Take to Tap Afghanistan's Potential Mineral Riches

Newly-located mineral deposits in Afghanistan could mean new wealth for an impoverished nation that has been crippled by decades of war. But getting those riches out of the ground will require years of development and billions of dollars in investment.

China to Benefit from Afghan Mineral Riches

The conflict in Afghanistan has cost the U.S. more than $940 billion, but recently, Americans have discovered that nation is sitting on upwards of $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits. But the resources we've found are are likely to end up getting mined by Russian and Chinese firms.

Afghanistan Harbors $1 Trillion in Minerals

The New York Times reports that "The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself."