Experts say that even with levels comparable to production on the North Slope of Alaska, the U.S. would remain heavily dependent on Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela and other countries for much of its oil supply.

5-Year Low Oil Price Plunge Adds Pressure on Putin

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesNovember 28, 2014
As Americans recovered from Thanksgiving, a battle between the member nations of the Organization of Petroleum...

Why Cybercrime Lurks Behind Every Black Friday Purchase

By Diana S. Dolliver,The ConversationNovember 28, 2014
Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that...

Car Sales Go Through the Roof on Black Friday

By Phil LeBeau,CNBCNovember 28, 2014
Karl Regalado calls it crazy. In the span of a few years, Black Friday has gone from being a day he dreaded...

Budget Breakdown at GOP: Who Will Lead the Committee?

By PAUL KANE,The Washington PostNovember 27, 2014
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) were elected to the Senate on the same day in 1996, but Enzi holds...
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Drones Pose Fresh Threat to Commercial Flight Safety

By CRAIG WHITLOCK,The Washington PostNovember 27, 2014
Pilots around the United States have reported a surge in near-collisions and other dangerous encounters with small...

Executive Order Makes Immigrants Eligible for Medicare, Social Security

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
The approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants who are eligible for deferred deportation and work permits...

Romney Tops the List of 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
Despite his repeated insistence he will not run a third time for president, former Massachusetts governor Mitt...
Toledo, OH

Holy Toledo! Smaller Housing Markets Take Center Stage

By Marine Cole,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
As home prices reach new highs in hot markets such as California, investors are zeroing on smaller metro areas.
Analysis: U.S. firms may miss out as Saudi nuke plan advances

How Saudi Arabia Could Spoil Christmas

By Anthony Mirhaydari,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
On Thanksgiving morning, when millions of Americans rise bright and early to start preparing their turkey dinners...

New Way to Profit from Last Year’s Government Shutdown?

By Eric Katz,Government ExecutiveNovember 26, 2014
Most federal employees are focusing their shutdown consciousness on what lies ahead. The current continuing...

Here’s How Much It Costs for a Turkey Dinner This Year

By Beth Braverman,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
Here’s one reason to be thankful this year: the cost of your holiday feast. Despite a small increase in prices,...
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Our Big Wakeup Call on Calorie Counts

By Jason Millman,The Washington PostNovember 26, 2014
America is about to find out how many calories are in their favorite dishes and snacks — and it could be a pretty...

Why American Entrepreneurship Has Been Dying for Decades

By Yuval Rosenberg,The Fiscal TimesNovember 26, 2014
Startup nation continues to be mired in stagnation. American entrepreneurship has been on a decades-long decline,...