US Oil Exports Surge, Near 100-Year High

U.S. crude oil exports rose to 591,000 barrels per day in April, up 83,000 barrels from March, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau on Friday.  The total figures are the highest since at least 1920 (more...)

The Left’s Not-So-Secret Agenda for Bailing Out Union Pensions

The administration and congressional democrats are teaming up to force a taxpayer bailout of private unions’ underfunded and over-promised pension benefits.   (more...)

4 Good Reasons for Retirees to Maintain Strong Credit

A good credit score may come in handy when you -- and others -- need it most. (more...)

Obama Credits Self for Economic Recovery — ‘Smart Decisions Early in My Presidency’

In his weekly address released Saturday morning, President Barack Obama credited himself for the economic recovery throughout the country and specifically pointed to (more...)

Ugly jobs report is even worse than it looks

The job market went ker-plop in May, which should send new college graduates to the beaches instead of gainful employment and their tuition-paying parents to psychiatrists.   (more...)

The Problem With the Government’s New Small Dollar Loan Regulation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its long-awaited rule proposal to regulate small dollar lenders such as those who provide payday loans. (more...)

This is how budget airlines are so cheap

Given that all airlines are in the business of strapping people into seats and transporting them from A to B, I’ve always found it surprising that budget airlines can do the same thing for a third of the price of big carriers   (more...)

The AG’s Guide to Ruining Business and Slowing State Growth

Those seeking to understand why millions of Americans support Donald Trump’s anti-government positions need look no further (more...)

ZUCKED UP: Why Silicon Valley is Scared to Death of Trump Part 1

California's high-tech business wizards like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. (more...)

Chuck Todd: I Don’t Think Hillary Could Be Confirmed To Be AG Because of Email Conduct

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said that he doesn’t think Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (more...)

As Government Regulations Grow, Business Opportunities Shrink

A recent study by The Heritage Foundation revealed that President Barack Obama has created a whopping total of 20,642 regulations during his presidency. And as we approach his final year in office, we face an additional 2,000 proposed rules (more...)

$50 oil makes this US driller more optimistic, plans on adding rigs

Pioneer Natural Resources is planning for the return of five to 10 rigs once it is confident the upturn in oil is more sustainable. (more...)

Gabby Giffords’s Group Pays ‘7-Figure’ Sum for Ad Against Pro-Gun Senator

Gabby Giffords's gun control group -- Americans for Responsible Solutions -- is spending seven figures to air an ad against pro-gun Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). (more...)

Congress’s Puerto Rico Bill Is Not a ‘Conservative Win’

Congress’s latest attempt to address the Puerto Rico debt crisis is winning applause in some conservative quarters. The Wall Street Journal editorialized favorably, claiming that PROMESA, the acronym for H.R.  5278, “applie (more...)

A Skeptical Look at Regulatory Budgeting

The burden of federal regulation on the U.S. economy has often been compared to a tax. Unlike ordinary taxation, however, these regulatory burdens are not accounted for in the federal budget. Unfortunately, the vision is as unattainable as (more...)

Biggest banks in the world list: China dominates, US fades

While regulators and legislators try reduce the footprint of domestic institutions. American banks continue to lag. (more...)

Thanks to GOP, Washington’s Summer Spending Spree Has Started

Washington’s summer spending spree is off to a very bad start for taxpayers. Congress couldn’t agree on a budget deal earlier this spring, but that isn’t stopping them from passing spending bills at historic levels. And P (more...)

We Know What’s Solving Poverty Around the World

For nations all around the world, as well as right here at home, lawmakers struggle with how to achieve economic and social progress. Data collected annually in the Index of Economic Freedom demonstrate that the principles of economic freed (more...)

Good News on Gas Prices Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

oil-pump-price-fall_3.jpg ERIC GAILLARD Beth BravermanMay 24, 2016Although they’ve been on the rise for the past two weeks, gas prices are at levels that haven’t been seen in over a decade heading (more...)

It’s the end of Goldman Sachs as we know it

The bank has radically redefined itself in the wake of the global financial crisis. (more...)

Why US Companies Have Record Amounts of Cash — and Debt

markets-safrica-currency_1.jpg © Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters By Jeff Cox,CNBCMay 23, 2016That American companies have been wadding up huge amounts of cash is no secret. What may be less well-known is that t (more...)

Three Ways Obama’s New Overtime Rule Hurts the Economy and Workers

usa-obama-police_3.jpg JONATHAN ERNST Diana Furchtgott-RothMay 22, 2016Most bad policies harm the economy in one identifiable way.  But the Labor Department’s new overtime rule, released on Ma (more...)

Fed Hike Threat Has Wall Street Braced for the Worst

05192016_Yellen_Fed_NYSE.jpg REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Anthony MirhaydariMay 19, 2016A long lull in the stock market looks set to end. It’s been nearly a year since the S&P 500 hit its all-time high. Th (more...)