I was watching yet another annoying political ad produced by some super PAC of which I've never heard, and all I could think was: "Sheesh, it's not even June, and I'm already sick of this stuff. With five months to go until the election, I think a steady diet of this junk will drive me into a mental institution."
The occasional long weekend is relaxing, but money never sleeps. While the U.S. markets were closed on Monday for Labor Day, most European stock indexes experienced a massive sell-off to the tune of 5% or more.
President Barack Obama told a Labor Day crowd in Detroit that he's prepared to fight for a new job growth plan, defend organized labor and take steps to "restore the middle class in America," while five Republican candidates hoping to defeat him next year all called for repealing the major legislation passed so far in Obama's presidency.
More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Baltimore this Labor Day weekend to see drivers from around the world -- like Danica Patrick, Marco Andretti and Will Power -- compete in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
A brush fire Friday near San Bernardino, California, prompted evacuations and caused backups of nearly 30 miles each way on Interstate 15, the vital freeway that connects Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nevada, officials said.
To those overly PC folks who might frown on a film that glorifies such hedonistic pursuits as weekends of endless drunken antics and to whom the very idea of an orgy gives hives, I say ... that's actually not this movie. Not really, anyway.
Authorities were working on plans Friday for residents who were forced to flee a wildfire in northern Texas to return home, a day after firefighters made progress battling the blaze that destroyed dozens of homes.
As a political analyst, I'm supposed to be one of these folks who are so into politics that every time a new poll comes out, I should be dissecting the margin of error, the number of respondents and whether it was conducted by a land line or cellphone.
For 45 years, Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day fundraiser have been synonymous, so much so that it's now known as the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, in honor of the comic's tireless efforts.
It was the track that ushered in an era of NASCAR expansion unlike any we'd ever seen. The second Roger Penske cut the ribbon on his two-mile, Fontana, Calif.-based facility now known as Auto Club Speedway, the sport had its West Coast connection. Hollywood stars streamed in from Los Angeles to sneak a peek at this once-booming sport that marked the next big thing in an area that thrives on being the center of attention. That June 1997 event joined with Texas (April) to mark a six-track, five-year expansion that brought the sport up to its current slate of 36 races.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits declined last week but continued to drift in the same range they have been since November, according to a government report released Thursday.
One year after Wal-Mart launched an ambitious plan to help its suppliers track their energy and materials use and carbon emissions, the effort has officially become a trend among corporate multinationals.
In another move aimed at stabilizing the still-shaky economy, President Obama on Wednesday will introduce a new $200 billion tax cut giving businesses across the country an incentive to buy new equipment in the short term, according to a senior administration official.
In another move aimed at stabilizing the still-shaky economy, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will introduce a new $200 billion tax cut giving businesses across the country an incentive to buy new equipment in the short term, according to a senior administration official.
Stocks started September with a bang as investors cheered a rare dose of good economic news but investors may need to buckle in for the coming week: It's a holiday-shortened week with little on the docket to set the tone.
Just weeks after losing its second date on the 2011 schedule, Atlanta's second annual Labor Day spectacular showcased the best NASCAR competition we've seen on the track in years. That's how it's been in a bad-timing type of season for the sport, with a smaller-than-expected crowd treated to a thriller at the type of 1.5-mile oval which causes the Car of Tomorrow major problems -- along with some nap-induced boredom for fans in the process.
It's been a super-hot summer, in more ways than one: As temperatures across the country climbed to near-record highs, the stars headed seaside to frolic, clad in a slew of sexy, stylish swimsuits. Now that Labor Day is looming just around the corner, InStyle looks back at the best celebrity bikinis of 2010.
Forecast to gain "major" Category 3 status, outer rainbands association with a strengthening Hurricane Earl were affecting the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday, with conditions forecast to deteriorate, the National Hurricane Center said.
If all goes as planned, the "bottom kill" operation to permanently plug the ruptured underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico should be completed by the week after Labor Day, Thad Allen, the government's point man for the oil disaster, told CNN Thursday.