Skip to main content

Business

Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.

Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?

If inflation were to flare up, Fed policymakers would have to push up interest rates. Tuesday's consumer price report suggests inflation is low, but some say the data isn't capturing asset "bubbles."

Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.

U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl committed suicide before the trial began.

Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

Pages