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Pres. Obama to Turn Up Heat on Congress Over Highway Trust Fund

Posted: 07/14/2014 - President Obama will announce executive actions this week during a series of events that will bring attention to the Highway Trust Fund. Congress has been debating how to fund infrastructure improvements as the HTF gets closer to running dry next month.

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Why Small Business Owners Back a Higher Minimum Wage

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Sixty-one percent of small-business owners with employees say they support increasing the baseline wage in three stages over two-and-a-half years and adjusting it after that to keep pace with increases in the cost of living.

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Chrysler Recalls 651k SUVs for Mirror Lights

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.

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Study: Secondhand Smoke as Harmful to Pets as People

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, Colorado State University and other schools.

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Is It Time for a 4-Day Workweek?

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Experts say employees would benefit,from a four-day work week, but companies still shy away from the idea.

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Harley-Davidson Recalling 66k Motorcycles

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning.

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Citigroup May Become Latest Bank to Face Big Fine

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Citigroup is discussing a potential settlement over its mortgage practices with the U.S. Justice Department, CBS News has learned. Department of Justice rejected a $4 billion settlement offer, instead pressing for $10 billion payout.

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Forgotten Vials of Smallpox Found in Old Storage Room

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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White House: Most Kids at Border Won't Get to Stay in U.S.

Posted: 07/07/2014 - The White House said today that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home countries.

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TSA: Some on US-Bound Flights Must Turn On Phones

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.

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Lyme Disease Misery, Mysteries Persist

Posted: 07/04/2014 - Summer is peak season for Lyme disease infections, and if it's not caught early it can lead to long-term health problems.

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Report: There Are a Lot of Drowsy Drivers Out There

Posted: 07/04/2014 - In a new government survey, one in 25 U.S. drivers said they had fallen asleep at the wheel a least once over the prior month. As many as 7,500 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States might be caused by drowsy driving each year.

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The First Thing to Do for a Heat Stroke Victim

Posted: 07/01/2014 - New guidelines say heat stroke victims need immediate cooling before they are taken to a hospital. Officials says that if you can get a person's core temperature down within 30 minutes of their collapse, you can save their life.

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