Some of this is pretty funny. I like how they attributed Green Bean. In reality it's called Green Bean because that's the name of the company that provides most of the little coffee shops.
The Obama administration was serious enough about manufacturing a high-value platinum coin to avert a congressional fight over the debt ceiling that it had its top lawyers draw up a memo laying out the legal case for such a move, The Huffington Post learned last week.
The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel [.] formally weighed in on the platinum coin option sometime since Obama took office, according to OLC's recent response to HuffPost's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. While the letter acknowledged the existence of memos on the platinum coin option, OLC officials determined they were "not appropriate for discretionary release."
The administration previously stated that both the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve did not believe that manufacturing a platinum coin could or should be used as a way to avoid raising the debt ceiling. read more
They floated down from the sky Sunday -- 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam. The survival rate for the troopers is 0%, but none of them has winced in the face of certain death. That's because they were already dead. And pumped full of painkillers. The rodent commandos didn't know they were on a mission to help eradicate the brown tree snake, an invasive species that has caused millions of dollars in wildlife and commercial losses since it arrived a few decades ago.
..and not just morally. Financially, too.
The city of Detroit officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history Tuesday to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after a judge declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors. read more
UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn confirmed to CNBC's Squawk Box Monday that Obamacare's mandates had increased costs for the company and were the reason it dropped health benefits for 15,000 spouses of its employees.