Rising Suburban Poverty Challenges the Safety Net

While the Great Recession caused the U.S. poverty rate to hit a 15-year peak, a longer trend has seen suburban poverty increasing. According to a new report, the recession only exacerbated the problem, with social safety nets providing fewer services to meet the rising need.

Court Ruling Pressures Stem Cell Stocks

Following Monday's ruling in the Federal District Court for Washington, D.C., to block federal funding for research that uses human embryonic stem cells, companies researching and developing medical techniques involving stem cells saw shares tumble down today across the board.

Legal Briefing: Court Gives the OK for 'Indecency' on TV

When the FCC decided in 2004 to start fining broadcasters over the use of fleeting expletives, the agency became a caricature of a state censor. Now, the Second Circuit has ruled that the 'indecency' policy was unconstitutionally vague. So what's next for dirty words?

Anger Mounts as Sea Lions Are Killed for Eating Endangered Fish

In Oregon, six California sea lions have been euthanized this year by state wildlife officials under a special federal program that allows them to be killed if they are caught eating endangered fish. But as the sea lion death toll mounts, so too does the anger over their deaths.

Obama and the Dems Are Down, but Hardly Out

President Obama's approval rating has dropped. But here's something investors should know: The rate has declined for nearly every president from the first year to the second. A lot of the drop stems from the poor economy and the unemployment rate. A stronger economy always reverses the trend.

How Washington can fix executive pay

As The New York Times reports, "The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and...

D.C. launches smart bike program

Following the example set by several European cities, Washington D.C. has launched a Smart Bike program with an American twist. The program, operated...