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FDA Warns Against Pure Powdered Caffeine

Posted: 07/18/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal.

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FedEx Charged with Shipping for Illegal Web Pharmacies

Posted: 07/18/2014 - FedEx has been indicted for allegedly delivering prescription drugs and controlled substances on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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UPDATE: Pres. Obama Speaks About Downed Plane in Ukraine

Updated: 07/18/2014 - President Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine. He says the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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U.S. Intel Says Malaysian Plane Shot Down by Missile

Posted: 07/17/2014 - A U.S. official said Thursday that American intelligence authorities now believe a surface-to-air missile took down the Malaysian passenger plane as it flew over eastern Ukraine.

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More Forgotten Virus, Bacteria Vials Found at Federal Lab

Posted: 07/17/2014 - The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.

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Study: Smokers at Higher Risk for Suicide

Posted: 07/17/2014 - According to a new report, smokers have 2 to 4 times higher risk for suicide than non-smokers. Studies suggest that people who smoke are more likely to have psychiatric disorders or abuse other substances.

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Should Execs Who Cover Up Faulty Products Go to Prison?

Posted: 07/16/2014 - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bob Casey introduce the Do No Harm Act of 2014, which would make it a crime for any executive to conceal a defect sold by their company that poses the risk or death or serious injury.

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Report: The "1 percent" are Richer Than You Thought

Posted: 07/15/2014 - America's wealthiest households might hold even more of the world's assets than had been thought, according to a new working paper from a European Central Bank senior economist.

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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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