A report finds that azodicarbonamide wasn't just in Subway's bread: It's in hundreds of foods. While it has been linked to asthma in factory workers, the additive poses no known risk to consumers.
President Obama held a Spanish-language town hall-style meeting on the law. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but there's been a rocky start.
Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.
The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists, routinely attracts big names in the Republican party — and this year's no different. It starts Thursday.
Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.
Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.
Lawmakers in Crimea have scheduled a referendum on whether to unite with Russia. Meanwhile, Russian legislators are considering two bills to streamline the process for Crimea to become part of Russia.
With an executive order Thursday, President Obama authorized sanctions on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. Speaker Boehner praised the sanctions and offered congressional support going forward.
President Obama is holding a Spanish-language town hall on the Affordable Care Act. Latino enrollment in the health insurance exchanges is seen as critical to its success, but it's had a rocky start.
The measure would have removed the authority of senior military commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases within their ranks. The vote was 55-45 vote.
Pro-fracking lawmakers on Capitol Hill see the Ukraine-Russian conflict as a chance to introduce legislation to fast-track U.S. natural gas exports. They argue that Ukraine and Europe depend heavily on Russian natural gas, which allows Russia to bully the region. Lessening their dependence on Russian energy could help weaken Vladimir Putin’s hand.
Over the years, Russia has effectively used natural gas as a political weapon. “We don’t like what you’re doing politically so we’re going to cut off your gas supplies,” says Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at the Price Futures Group. “We don’t like what you’re doing so we’re going to double your prices.”
It wasn’t that long ago that America believed it was running out of natural gas. During the Bush administration, officials were actively engaged in a push to create LNG import facilities. Now the U.S. is poised to overtake Russia as the top natural gas producer.
But energy analysts warn that LNG exports aren’t a quick fix for the crisis in Ukraine. After all, it would take several years to build the export infrastructure here in the U.S.
Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Friday:
- In Washington, the Labor Department reports on unemployment for February.
- The Federal Reserve is scheduled to issue consumer credit data for January.
- And if snakes are your thing, and why wouldn’t they be, Sweetwater, Texas hosts its annual Rattlesnake Roundup. Billed as the world’s largest.
The Buddhist spiritual leader delivered the U.S. Senate's opening prayer on Thursday. If the politicians heed his words, "happiness will follow," he says.
The park's bears have developed a taste for humans' food, and that's gotten them in big trouble. But efforts to teach campers to lock up food are helping solve the problem, a bear hair analysis shows.
The world is "well beyond the days when borders can be withdrawn over the heads of democratic leaders," the president said Thursday.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, facing court-martial on charges he sexually assaulted a female captain, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of an extramarital affair.
A lot of people think that wealth is money.
But that's only half the story. In fact, in most cases, it's only a tiny fraction of the story.
You see, wealth is about more than money: It's about assets. Assets being the stuff that you own: your car, your house, your collection of Rembrandt paintings, your Cartier watch. Cash money is an asset too – so include your bank account on the asset side of the equation.
But even if you've got lots of assets, that doesn't necessarily mean you're wealthy. Here's the equation:
Your wealth = The stuff you own (your assets) - the stuff that you owe (your debt)
A lot of the time, people who look wealthy because they drive around in limousines and throw lavish parties aren't wealthy at all. Why? Because they owe lots of money. Sometimes more than the value of everything they own.
The classic story illustrating this is Donald Trump, who always looks as though he's one of the richest men in the world. Even when he isn't. His daughter, Ivanka, has a memory of the Donald pointing at a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk outside Trump Tower. "That guy has $8 billion more than me," Donald Trump said.
How could this be? Because the homeless man may not have owned a home or a car, but he probably owned everything that he wore and carried, and he probably had zero debt. The Donald, on the other hand, owned plenty of things, including a hefty chunk of Trump Tower. But he was also many billions of dollars in debt at the time.
The same goes for a great many Americans. Remember Stanley Johnson, with his great family, great house, new car, and golf club membership? Boy, he kept up a good appearance, but he was in debt up to his eyeballs. Compare with the man who's alleged to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. He's supposed to own hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of bitcoin, yet he lives in a modest suburban home in Southern California and drives a Toyota Corolla.
In short, wealth isn't always what, or where, it seems to be.
Saadi Gadhafi, who is accused in connection with crackdowns on anti-regime protesters in the lead up to his father's 2011 ouster, had been under house arrest in the West African country.