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Lobbying expenditures against GMO labeling soar

The food industry spent $9 million lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling for genetically modified products in the first quarter of this year, nearly matching its total spending for all of last year, a new report said.

The Washington...

U.S. citations against airlines soar

Sometimes airfares are just too good to be true.

Southwest Airlines sent an online offer to about 10 million people in January 2013 for flights from Dallas to Branson, Mo., for a bargain price of $66. But fliers who tried to book the fares couldn...

Home price gains slow in May, Case-Shiller shows

Across the nation's 20 largest cities, home prices rose 9.3 percent in May -- the smallest gain since February 2013, according to the closely watched Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of home prices, which was released Tuesday.

Many economists...

Genealogist digs deep to unearth family roots

Genealogists -- those who accurately can trace a line of family descent through generations -- are sometimes misunderstood. It's easy to confuse them with services that sell generic information about last names and even coats of arms with dubious ...