New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that he was investigating reports of price gouging in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The American Red Cross continues to see an outpouring of donations in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The tab for the 2012 election is breaking records, with $4.2 billion raised through Sunday on the races for the White House and Congress. When all the numbers roll in, some $6 billion could be spent on the election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Never before has so much money flowed into federal races. Much of it comes from the unlimited fundraising power of so-called independent groups, including super PACs. By comparison, around $3.8 billion -- an eye-popping amount on its own -- was raised for the 2008 election.
Among the questions about how Mitt Romney would pay for his $5 trillion tax plan is whether he would curb the biggest tax break of all: the largely invisible tax savings workers get when their employer provides health insurance.
One wants to strengthen the nation's existing safety net. The other wants to overhaul it. President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have vastly different views on how to help the 46.2 million Americans in poverty and the more than 30 million people who are near poor.
Over $100 billion is owed in unpaid child support -- nearly half of that to taxpayers supporting children on public assistance.
No matter who wins the presidency Tuesday, the United States will have a new Treasury Secretary. Tim Geithner, the last holdover from President Obama's original economic team, has indicated he's ready to go. If Obama wins, Geithner is expected to resign soon after, but Treasury officials are mum on the details.
Iran's quest for a nuclear weapon has been the subject of much debate this election season, but the presidential candidates rarely discuss the most imminent danger Iran poses to the United States: cyberwarfare.
China's ruling Communist Party is preparing to shuffle its top ranks, an opaque process that will affect the country's economy and stability for years to come.
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Friday night's concert telethon to benefit Sandy relief efforts was a success, having raised nearly $23 million, NBC reports.
Engaged pair Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their first child in late spring.
A dizzying number of smartphones is now available in the United States. Picking one is a big commitment, especially when you're signing up for a two-year wireless contract. We spent a week or so playing with new phones running these systems to see how they stack up. Our impressions: