Taxpayers could find themselves footing the bill for much more than just bad mortgage and investment decisions, amid reports that some executives involved in the situation may be entitled to recover millions of dollars in legal costs from the government.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that new diabetes cases have sharply increased over the last decade, particularly in southern states.
Supporters of reforming the nation’s marijuana laws enjoyed a successful campaign season, seeing several of their initiatives win in various states.
The issue of privacy is currently being debated in both the U.S. and the UK, among governments and technology companies alike.
On Monday, attorneys for the Bush administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that drug companies should be shielded from consumer lawsuits even if they fail to warn patients about risks which could have long reaching effects on their health.
A new study indicates that child autism rates may be higher in areas that have more precipitation.
The credibility of field drug test kits is under fire following the arrest of a Canadian couple on erroneous drug charges, raising concern about the violation of their civil liberties.
The National Association for Business Economics is predicting that the economy will rebound in 2009 – but not before continuing to struggle in the short term.
Ongoing instability in the stock market may offer a silver lining to those saving for retirement.
The group Consumer Watchdog is calling on the Justice Department and state attorneys general to protect consumer privacy amid concerns about Google’s new Chrome browser.
More banks could apply for their share of the government’s $700 billion rescue package than was originally estimated, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The Bush administration has been ordered by a U.S. district judge to release documents relating to its warrantless wiretapping program.
A new study confirms a growing body of evidence suggesting that today’s children are more medicated than any past generation.
Older Americans could be financially penalized unless the rules governing mandatory retirement account withdrawals are amended, the AARP has warned.
A New Jersey-based company that operates by collecting information from students will have to allow participants to opt out of their service, following the settlement of a privacy lawsuit.
As another year of Halloween-inspired frights has just passed by, Citizens Against Government Waste has used the opportunity to point out some scary government behavior that has taken place over the past few months.
An advocacy group has called for the Food and Drug Administration to immediately ban the diabetes drug Avandia, due to serious health concerns.
Neither of the two major candidates for U.S. president – Republican John McCain nor Democrat Barack Obama – has successfully protected citizens’ personal liberties, Libertarian candidate Bob Barr has claimed.
Patients asked to rate hospitals across the country believe that the healthcare facilities had room for improvement, a new survey reveals.
The slowing economy and concerns about the availability of credit were at the heart of the Federal Open Market Committee’s unanimous decision to cut the federal funds rate by half of a percentage point on Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration did not adequately address the potential risks of bisphenol A when assessing its safety, an independent panel of scientific experts has said.
Investors who are looking for a low-risk and high-yield place to store their wealth may be interested in exploring opportunities offered by inflation-linked savings bonds (I Bonds).
Another health risk connected to bisphenol A (BPA) has been uncovered and described in the most recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.