Pope Francis greeted tens of thousands of people attending a rally of prayer, music and speeches.
Now it's official: Toyota is once again the world's top automaker. Read more »
There are four ways to finance things — each of these options has trade-offs that should be considered. Debt can be a helpful tool when it is managed responsibly. Read more »
President Barack Obama devoted one word — "deficit" — to the issue that brought Washington to the brink of fiscal crises time and again during his first term. Read more »
Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication" to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture... Read more »
Utah employers added 35,800 jobs and experienced job growth of 2.9 percent in 2012, the state's highest rate since 2007, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more »
Stocks opened lower on Wall Street as concerns about the government's finances intensified, offsetting a report that retail sales rose in December. Read more »
The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Read more »
Americans have strong opinions on national debt, as is shown in this graph. Mark how you feel about debt. You can also read comments about why individuals feel that way. For example, LaMar P., who... Read more »
Insurance was more expensive for 37 percent of Americans last year and may continue increasing. Read more »
Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry:... Read more »
In the summer of 2011, when a debt crisis like the current one loomed, President Barack Obama warned Republicans that older Americans might not get their Social Security checks unless there was a... Read more »
Increasing income inequality is changing the way people live in the U.S., according to new research by the Stanford School of Education Read more »
Changing the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67 could save Americans $113 billion over 10 years, but some say there are better ways to cut costs. Read more »
There is much chatter about value in health care. An equation defines it. V = Q/C. Value equals the quality of care over the cost of that service. Too long in America, we have ignored both quality... Read more »
This infographic from the Pew Center on States shows the cost to taxpayers when children don't receive dental sealants. The problem isn't simply solved by parents sending their kids to the dentist. Thirty-five states in the... Read more »
One of the federal government's largest educational programs for disadvantaged students between the ages of 16 and 24 may see its enrollment capacity cut in half by later this year. Read more »
President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in... Read more »
In the long run, government cuts won’t kill too many jobs. However, when looking at month-to-month changes, the connection is strong in a negative way, according to an article by Bloomberg. Read more »
The U.S. Postal Service is chafing at requirements to pre-fund its retirement health obligation, arguing that this squeezes the agency. Critics respond that to do otherwise will shift the burden to... Read more »
The government will introduce new mortgage rules today to prevent risky lending. Dan Kadlec from TIME Magazine writes about the thin line that the government could be treading by trying to protect... Read more »
The federal government has vastly underestimated lifespans, according to a new study, leading to faulty data that understates the cost to the Social Security system in coming decades. The corrected... Read more »
With a total return of 15.6 percent in 2012, the Bank of America High Yield bond index logged an attractive overall level of performance. Read more »
To balance the budget, Congress raised taxes on the highest earners in America, but a YouTube video by Learn Liberty posits that raising taxes doesn't necessarily increase government revenue. Read more »
The new “pay as you earn” student loan option is causing many to doubt its sustainability as it will drive the government deeper into debt and create a heavier tax burden on Americans. Read more »
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