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Fallout over the collapse of Solyndra, whose bankruptcy may cost taxpayers $535 million in federal loan guarantees, has called into question the tax status of the foundation of a major investor in the solar company. Read more» 1

Agent Brian Terry

Testimony from Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s family was the most emotional part of a hearing Wednesday that is part of an ongoing House Oversight Committee investigation of the so-called "Fast and Furious" operation that knowingly let illegally purchased firearms go. Read more» 2

A breakdown of a FICO score's impact on the cost of an auto loan.

FICO, which had $605 million in revenue last year, is not directly regulated by any government agency and its credit rating formulas are secret, leaving consumer groups to say there's potential for inaccuracies and unfairness. Read more»

Desperate to close historically cavernous budget gaps, states have cut $2.1 billion from their mental health budgets over the last three fiscal years according to a study from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Research Institute.

What’s come to light since the Jan. 8 mass shooting leaves more than a few troubling questions. Advocates say that in extreme cases like Jared Loughner’s, it’s possible the public system may not have been able to do much to stop him. But mental health leaders are worried that soon, they may not be able to do much of anything at all. Read more»