Missouri

'Santa' Showers $100 Bills On Storm-Hit N.J., N.Y.

A wealthy Missouri man posing as "Secret Santa" stunned New Yorkers, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had lost everything to Superstorm Sandy. The Kansas City businessman is giving away $100,000 this holiday season.

2 Winning Powerball Tickets Will Share $588 Million Jackpot

Two lucky tickets -- one sold in Arizona and another in Missouri -- will split the largest Powerball jackpot ever. The numbers drawn Wednesday night for the $587.5 million prize were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball was 6. Winners have not yet come forward with either ticket.

Debtors' Prison Is Back, and Just as Cruel as Ever

To most of us, "debtors' prison" may sound like something straight out of a Dickens novel. But across the country today, predatory lenders are using a legal loophole to manipulate courts into jailing poor citizens who legitimately cannot pay what they owe.

America's 11 Most Miserable States Revealed

You might think that with the economy on its slow climb back to health, Americans would have gotten a little bit happier in 2011. In fact, they got a bit more miserable. And some states have more reasons to be down in the dumps than others.

Labor Day Road Trip? Try These 10 Cheap Gas States

As you hit the road for your final road trip of the summer, consider driving to one of the 10 states with the lowest prices on gas. Turns out, those sunny states also offer bountiful vacation options for the budget-conscious family.