General Electric to pay $1.5B to settle subprime mortgage case

General Electric agreed to pay a $1.5 billion fine to resolve allegations the company misrepresented subprime mortgage loans issued by a subsidiary of the company, the Department of Justice said Friday.

U.S agriculture census shows fewer farms, bigger operations

The latest five-year agricultural census, released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, confirms that the number of farms in the country continues to shrink while the remaining operations are becoming larger.