Washington, DC - When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn’t necessarily better - an hour a day is optimal - but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Baltimore, Maryland - With the unemployment rate inching lower and lower, policymakers predict recovery from the recession is imminent. But the Federal Reserve could help create even more jobs by keeping interest rates near zero and tolerating a little inflation, a Johns Hopkins University economist argues.

Boulder, Colorado - Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of both public perception and policy.

Washington, DC - Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets :

New York - The former chief executive officer and former managing director of a U.S. broker-dealer (the Broker-Dealer), were sentenced to prison Friday for their roles in a scheme to pay bribes to a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank, Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social de Venezuela (Bandes), in return for trading business that generated more than $60 million in commissions.

Washington, DC - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced it is considering proposals for strong rules aimed at payday loans, vehicle title loans and other financial products.  The CFPB said it wants to eliminate debt traps that have harmed millions of consumers.