• 3:05am Feb 15, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Obama Tries To Move Spotlight Off Deficit Reduction

    Preschool is just one example of the ways in which President Obama says government can play a constructive role in the economy. He's trying to reorient the debate in Washington from deficit reduction alone to wise investment.
  • 7:15pm Feb 14, 2013
    National National Economy

    Taxpayers Steaming Over Florida Nuclear Plant's Shuttering

    The Crystal River nuclear plant was a driver of commercial life in rural Citrus County, Fla. The power company's decision to close the troubled plant will leave taxpayers and ratepayers on the hook for up to several billion dollars and has residents worried about their region's future.
  • 9:02am Feb 12, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    Treasury Nominee's Citigroup Experience Raises Questions For Some

    Jack Lew is known as a smart, unassuming budget wonk who has spent most of his career in government policy-making jobs. Lew, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury secretary, is expected to face questions about his management years at Citigroup before the government bailed out the banking giant.
  • 3:39pm Feb 11, 2013
    National National Economy

    Gas, Oil Booms Bring Complications To Small Towns

    The discovery of oil and natural gas in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota has created a new generation of boomtowns. The explosive growth generated by the oil and gas drilling is often accompanied by an influx of new labor. The small towns near the fields wrestle to balance the economic advantages of the boom with the dramatic changes it brings to these tight-knit communities.
  • 12:07pm Feb 11, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Old, Old Bricks for Sale

    If you want to hold on to a piece of Salisbury’s past, then you might want to plan a trip to the city’s historic foundation.

  • The China Twist by Wen-Szu Lin chronicles the author's (ultimately unsuccessful) attempt to bring Auntie Anne's pretzels to China.
    11:41am Feb 11, 2013
    World News World News Economy

    Auntie Anne's Pretzels In Beijing: Why The Chinese Didn't Bite

    It's the entrepreneurs' dream: tapping into China's market of 1.3 billion people. That dream fueled the efforts of two Chinese-American MBAs to take the soft-pretzel franchise — a staple of U.S. shopping malls — to China. Cultural and financial barriers, however, led to a far more challenging reality.