Credit standards are loosening as banks compete for loans, consumer spending increases and the lending industry starts to return to normal.
Elizabeth Warren of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told the Associated Press the organization supports the payday lending industry.
A Florida judge has ruled for the plaintiffs in a state versus federal health care case that could ultimately end up before the Supreme Court.
Tax preparation giant H&R Block is being sued by Jackson Hewitt, claiming defamation from a series of commercials made by H&R Block.
The company that makes a drug used in lethal injection has been denied a license by Italy, leading to a shortage and search for alternatives.
A massive blizzard system is moving through the Midwest, which may bring massive snowfall. The Chicago area is expected to be hit hardest.
The FDA and Publix supermarkets have released a voluntary recall of ice cream -- but the recall announcement contained one big mistake.
Chances are the celebrated gopher will will not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, and winter in the northeast is likely to continue unabated.
Several states are responsible for huge interest payments to the federal government. Rather than put budgets at risk, payments are extended.
As the regime of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak teeters on the edge, the U.S. State Department has urged U.S. citizens to evacuate Egypt immediately.
The government has just released the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Major recommendations are to eat more veggies while cutting fats.
There is a rumor that the star Betelgeuse will go supernova in 2012 and cause the earth to have two suns -- or end. Both rumors are bogus.
A consumer protection group has tested re-usable plastic shopping bags and found that more than 30 percent of them contain too much lead.
The Suez Canal is a vital route for shipments of Middle East oil to the Western Hemisphere, and the government worries it will be shut down.
Prices for agricultural commodities like wheat, rice and sugar are at record highs. Nations are hoarding food in anticipation of bad times.