The holidays stink for retail stocks

The holidays might give shoppers jaw-dropping deals, but they often leave retail investors with a big lump of coal. History shows that retail stocks have a lousy end of the year.

Should cities be reimbursed for Ebola costs? One U.S. senator says yes

The federal government should pay back New York and other cities that have shelled out millions to deal with Ebola, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.

G20 leaders agree on measures aimed at adding $2 trillion to global economy

World leaders at the G20 summit have agreed to a series of measures aimed at boosting the global economy by more than $2 trillion.

Your chance of being struck by lightning is climbing, climate scientist says

Thanks to climate change, you'll be more likely to get struck by lightning as the years pass, scientists say. Make that 50% more likely for those who are around at the end of the century.

American tourist tried to ship infant body parts to the U.S., Thai police say

Police in Thailand say an American tried to ship infant body parts to the United States, but the delivery was stopped after a call from the shipping company.

Obamacare: Voters, are you stupid?

Years-old but newly scrutinized videos of MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber ignited a political firestorm this week because the self-described architect of Obamacare thanks "the stupidity of the American voter" for leading to pa

Video claims ISIS militants have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig

Militants claim to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig in a video published to the Internet on Sunday, purportedly from terror group ISIS.

4 workers die, 1 hurt in Texas chemical plant leak

Four workers were killed Saturday after a chemical leak at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, on the eastern outskirts of Houston, plant manager Randall Clements said.

Obamacare open enrollment begins seems actually works this time.

U.S. muscle, money, influence pivoting to Asia, Obama says at G20

  U.S. President Obama opened his appearance at the G20 summit of world leaders in Australia with a speech that had to make Beijing think.