It will take $54B to clean up 500,000 contaminated mines in the U.S. An antiquated mining law needs to be overhauled to fix the problem.
Executive orders are as old as the Constitution itself and usually steeped in controversy. Here's how they work.
Congress' wrangling for months over a new farm bill has brought us to the edge of a "dairy cliff" that could make milk prices soar.
A furor erupted over an Indiana law that some say could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people, NBC reports.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act hasn't lived up to its name. Wealthier taxpayers now face higher marginal tax rates and new investment income taxes.
Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details.
The producer price index is a key economic measurement especially when it comes to inflation.
CNBC explains: What is a correction? How do they come about? What do they mean for the stock market?