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Syria Is Burning, but Still a Better Place to Invest Than Greece

Syria's ongoing civil war has claimed more than 28,000 lives, left 1.5 million people homeless, and sent 500,000 Syrians into exile. But as far as CFOs are concerned, it's still a better place for foreign investment than debt-battered, austerity-riven Greece.

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.

Is Oil Output Peaking or Not? Either Way, Cheap Oil Is Gone

Proponents of the peak-oil theory can muster studies and statistics backing their claim that declining global oil output is nigh. Critics point to new technologies and unconventional oil fields as saviors. Either way, a return to the days of $1.50-a-gallon gasoline isn't going to happen.

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.

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.

Free Speech Vs. Freedom to Mourn: How Will the Court Rule?

It's an ugly case about ugly actions, but it defends some of America's dearest constitutional principles. And when the Supreme Court rules in Snyder v. Phelps, a church that holds anti-gay protests at the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers will help define the rights of everyone.

Iraq Raises Proven Oil Reserves 24%

Iraq raised its level of proven oil reserves by 24% in the first revision since Saddam Hussein was toppled from power. The country has 143.1 billion barrels of known and extractible oil, compared with 115 billion barrels at the end of Saddam Hussein%u2019s reign, BBC News reported

Corporate Pollution: The Top 10 Environmental Payouts

The $20 billion fund BP has agreed to for paying Gulf oil spill claims easily vaults it to the top of the list. Among other members of this shameful pantheon are Exxon, Union Carbide and Pacific Gas and Electric. A closer look at this group reveals that in most cases, the companies managed to reduce -- or even erase -- settlements through years of legal stalling.

Legal Briefing: Rumsfeld Faces Suit Over 'Enhanced Interrogation' of Whistleblowers

According to the complaint filed against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, two men employed in Iraq by Shield Group Security (SGS) allege that their employer bribed Iraqi Sheiks and trafficked in weapons, activities they worried were illegal. After investigating, the pair claim they were arrested and tortured by American authorities.

Go for Less: Vacation in Iraq?

Vacation in Iraq? That's not a joke. Westerners once included Baghdad, one of the world's most historic cities, on their lists for their classical...

Pentagon to KBR: Cut workforce in Iraq

The Iraq war is getting too expensive, according to Defense Department auditors, and KBR is part of the problem. The contractor faces close to $200...

The Bush shoe: A symbol with sole

It has been just over a week since Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at American President George Bush, but the pieces of flying...

Keeping tabs on the money in Iraq

Arguments about the merits of the war effort in Iraq aside, it would be nice to know that the money intended for rebuilding the country and doing...