The origin of the bagel "is somewhat mysterious," says a writer who recently explored the topic. What is unquestionable is that bagel met and married lox in New York. But as in so many modern unions, both partners came to the marriage with plenty of baggage.
Observers say the president's recent fumbles on Syria and other issues have emboldened Republicans. But President Obama's supporters say he has the upper hand when it comes to showdowns over a possible government shutdown and default on the nation's debt.
In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's, wants to do something about it. He's opening a restaurant that will transform produce past its sell date into healthful take-out food.
After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, who are the winners and losers?
At $1,000 per share, Priceline's stock is expensive -- so why hasn't the company split its share price?
When it comes to shootings at the workplace, it takes more than a background check to prevent violent tragedies.