Wikimedia Commons Most people don’t enjoy paying taxes, but they are vital to financing important programs and projects from which US citizens benefit.  In a way, taxes are sort of like an investment. Taxpayers (investors) pay the federal government money with the expectation they’ll get services such as paved roads and operating national parks (a return). But a […]

Please enable Javascript to watch this video In her new book “Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street,” author Sheelah Kolhatkar chronicles the incredible story of the biggest insider trading scandal in history.  Kolhatkar explains how the FBI’s resources are vastly inferior to […]

Uriel Sinai/Getty Saying you grow marijuana “for research” sounds like an excuse an 18-year-old college student would give to campus security. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking for candidates to do just that. The agency is reportedly recruiting people to grow marijuana for federally sanctioned research in the US. In August, the DEA […]

The US government is suing Harley-Davidson for violating federal air pollution laws, Bloomberg first reported. The lawsuit alleges that the motorcycle maker’s “Screamin’ Eagle” after-market engine tuners are emissions-control defeat devices. The government is seeking a court order to bar Harley-Davidson from making, selling, or installing the tuners and is seeking financial penalties. This story is […]

Thomson Reuters St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks about the U.S. economy during an interview in New York If you want to know what happens once the Fed hikes interest rates, you’d do well to ask one of the senior executives within the central bank’s decision-making body.  St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank CEO James Bullard met […]