Posted: 12/27/2013 - Despite a recent string of positive economic news, a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday showed people were pessimistic that the economy was improving. Nearly 70% said the economy is generally in poor shape, and only 32% rated it good.
Posted: 12/26/2013 - President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday a budget deal forged by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that puts off the risk of a government shutdown for two years.
Posted: 12/26/2013 - In a potential preview of the next presidential election, a new national poll suggests Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie would be neck and neck if the 2016 contest were held today.
Updated: 12/27/2013 - Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, of Katy, Texas, has been charged with one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Posted: 12/26/2013 - Following the trend from recent years, nearly every available package from the two satellite TV providers will increase in price, with fee hikes ranging between $2 and $5.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, and Americans' tendency to wait until the last second to shop probably didn't help.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - Ice storm on the east coast responsible for at least 24 deaths
Updated: 12/25/2013 - A terminally ill eastern Pennsylvania girl who received support from thousands of Christmas carolers over the weekend has died.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - The revelations from Snowden, a former NSA contractor, about the American government's surveillance of its citizens and allies have generated fierce debate over intelligence-gathering practices.
Updated: 12/24/2013 - More than 500,000 homes and businesses were still without power Tuesday afternoon in parts of central and northeastern U.S. after a weekend ice and snow storm rolled across the region
Posted: 12/24/2013 - Postal regulators on Tuesday approved a price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - A judge says the annual New Year's Eve possum drop can go on as planned in a North Carolina town. The judge says he won't block the organizer of a mountain town's celebration from getting a state permit allowing him to capture a possum and lower it in a cage at midnight.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - Cessna Aircraft Co. says it has begun deliveries of its newest midsize business jet the Citation Sovereign+ after receiving Federal Aviation Administration certification.