The Walmart "reality" overrode the Washington, D.C. city council's distaste for the retail giant as 23,000 people applied for 800 jobs at its two new stores.

There is no bad news here to report: It's all good. Energy production in Texas makes it one of the world's top 10 oil and gas producers.

After 25 years of trying, economist Mark Skousen has finally persuaded a government agency to report U.S. economic activity more completely.

The same technology employed by the Pentagon and CIA to deliver bombs to targets in the Middle East will soon be used to deliver purchases to Amazon.com customers once the Internet marketing giant gets clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, company founder Jeff Bezos said in an interview.

With their nearly vertical rise in price, the digital currency Bitcoins are coming under increased scrutiny by skeptics and naysayers.