State money managers reported Wednesday that revenues are up 8 percent for the fiscal year that ends June 30. That's above the 4 percent growth that state budget writers predicted.Sales tax collections are up 4.4 percent — or $18 million — for...
The re-election of embattled Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA, the world soccer body, makes Frank Deford wonder about the efficiency and integrity of international athletic organizations.
"If all you want to do is tear something down, like the Taliban, then you don't have to have any kind of literacy level. If you're trying to build something up ... you're going to have to instill literacy," says Lt. Gen....
Speculators believe Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia which includes her magazines, TV shows and radio shows may be up for sale. After going to jail in 2004, Martha Stewart resuscitated her career, but her company has been losing money and is...
Chinese shipping giant Cosco has locked in a $5 billion, 35-year deal at the Greek port of Piraeus. For China, the pier is a strategic gateway to bring Chinese goods into Europe and beyond. But a former Cosco dockworker says he was never given...
During a news conference on Monday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) confessed to sending lewd photo texts, but stressed he'd "never had sex" outside his marriage. No matter, says one marriage therapist: "A relationship is a...
Housing prices have been falling for years now, and aren't likely to turn around for a long time. While some economists say renting makes more sense, others insist it's a great time to make a home purchase in many U.S. cities.
Two Iraqi men accused of trying to send missiles to al-Qaida came to the U.S. as part of a program to resettle thousands of refugees. When one of those men applied to the program, Homeland Security officials didn't know the military had lifted...
Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a novel and a pair of articles about travel to and from places we've recently come to identify with the "Arab spring" getting in and getting out of countries where daily life can...
What facet of Pakistan is difficult for outsiders to understand? Editor Najam Sethi says his compatriots are both hospitable to visitors and suspicious of them especially superpowers. Writer Mosharraf Zaidi says the answer lies in Pakistan's...