Fannie Mae is the nation's largest owner of foreclosed homes. That means it spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on maintenance and upkeep, including mowing tens of thousands of lawns each month.
Commentator Miles Hoffman says composer Gian Carlo Menotti is among the best of the 20th century.
Ann Powers talks about the bestselling album this week, 4, which melds pop, Broadway and hip-hop.
About 80 percent of the pecans eaten in the world are grown in the United States, and Georgia is the country's top producer. A recent spike in demand from China has pecan farmers planting thousands of new trees.
Medicaid remains a prime candidate for cuts, but a bipartisan study finds the program for the poor is making a bigger impact than even some supporters may have realized. The findings are dramatically at odds with the storyline coming from Medicaid...
Park rangers say scalpers are snatching up campsite reservations and selling them for as much as six times their face value, robbing visitors of their chance at a cheap night's stay.
Scientists have long clashed over whether violent video games have an adverse effect on young people, and recently the Supreme Court overturned a California ban on violent video games. It's unclear whether playing games such as Grand Theft Auto...
"Central Parkbefore it was Central Parkwas a desolate, rocky swamp," birdwatcher Ken Chaya says. Now, he and an author have mapped almost 20,000 trees in the New York City arboretum.
Rising gold prices are leading to a new gold rush, attracting companies to remote mountain and desert areas like Mesquite in California's Imperial Valley. There are no pick axes or panning at one 19th-century mine here; the mining company has...
Pakistan's leaders have embarked on a plan to expand production facilities. At the same time, domestic terrorists have become increasingly sophisticated in their attacks. The two trends could be a lethal combination.