Homemade survival kits battle the flu

(CNN) -- The early flu season has spiked a fury of "germaphobia" across the United States as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the flu has reached epidemic levels.

Clinton to testify before House committee January 23

(CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on January 23 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S.

Wal-Mart to hire 100,000 veterans

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Veterans who have recently returned home are getting the attention of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart Stores said Tuesday that, over the next five years, it will hire every veteran who honorably left the military in the last year. Mor

Construction jobs: Not quite a comeback yet

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some construction firms expect to hire more workers in 2013, but don't call it a comeback just yet. About 31% of construction companies plan to hire workers this year, while only 9% of firms plan to cut jobs.

Note on a napkin, 'This meal is on us'

(CNN) -- At the start of the evening dinner rush on January 10, a group of 13 is seated at an Applebee's in Mason City, Iowa. Their waitress is new. She is nervous.

Federal Reserve official wants more stimulus

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- One member of the Federal Reserve wants the central bank to stimulate the economy even more. Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Tuesday that he believes the Fed is still not doi

Pythons elusive in first days of Florida hunt

(CNN) -- There were no snakes on the floodplain for Drew Reisinger, one of hundreds of people who trooped into the Everglades over the weekend to hunt Burmese pythons.

Dell buoyed by buyout talk

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Shares of Dell rose nearly 4% early Tuesday, extending the prior day's gains, which were sparked by buyout talk.

Two Ft. Hood soldiers accused of beating man

Two Fort Hood soldiers have been arrested for allegedly beating up a drunk party-goer over the weekend. According to Killeen Police, Byul Baek and Eric Novak, both 23, were at a house party in Killeen.

Pizza-bomber robbery appeal rejected

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania woman convicted in a bizarre bank robbery that involved a pizza deliveryman with a bomb attached to his neck lost her Supreme Court appeal on Monday. The justices, without comment, turned aside claims from Marjor