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Changes in driving habits may spur tax hikes

Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.

That…

Where did the money go? Can’t say. It’s a secret

It's something any bank would demand to know before handing out a loan: Where's the money going?

But after receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest…

CEOs of troubled banks still got fat paychecks

Banks that are getting taxpayer bailouts awarded their top executives nearly $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses, and other benefits last year, an Associated Press analysis reveals.

The rewards came…

Wall Street flies high in corporate jets

Crisscrossing the country in corporate jets may no longer fly in Detroit after car executives got a…

Automakers get the money but now what?

President George W.…

Mark Felt, Watergate’s ‘Deep Throat’ dead at 95

W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal…

Blackwater may be thrown out of Iraq

Blackwater Worldwide, the company of mercenaries that ran amok in the Iraq war and gunned down civilians in an incident that brough worldwide condemnation and indictments against several of its…

Impeachment panel awaits Blago’s shyster

An impeachment inquiry against Gov. Rod Blagojevich hit a speed bump shortly after getting under way, with state lawmakers seeking guidance from federal prosecutors and postponing any real action until…

When in doubt, slash interest rates

As unemployment rises painfully higher and nest eggs are shattered, the Federal Reserve is prepared slash a key interest rate — perhaps to an…

Rich turn to pawn shops to raise cash

Whether it's a Tiffany diamond or a three-year-old lawnmower, more and more Americans from all social classes are pawning their possessions to make ends meet.

Pawn shop owners see…