Japan's stock market once again outperformed on Monday after officials from the world's leading industrial economies...
The most important graph of 2012? We asked around for some suggestions last week. We got 34 responses. This was mine. It answers the question: What share of each recovery since 1970 came from... Read more »
The official approval of Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution Tuesday held out little hope of stabilizing the country after two years of turmoil and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may... Read more »
Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They're a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering most years they don't even make gift lists. Read more »
In the wake of last week's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are starting to point the finger at U.S. government programs, like Medicaid, and saying those programs need to expanded to... Read more »
While Washington is hamstrung between Republicans opposing tax increases and Democrats opposing changes to costly entitlements, many state governments across the political spectrum are moving... Read more »
Families of all tax brackets could be hit with an overnight tax increase that would devour 8 percent of their total income if the pending "fiscal cliff" becomes a reality, according to an analysis... Read more »
Nineteen states have turned down the Obama administration's invitation to run the new health insurance markets that will begin serving millions of uninsured Americans less than a year from now.... Read more »
U.S. consumers shook off Superstorm Sandy last month and stepped up holiday shopping, helped by a steady job market and lower gas prices. Read more »
If you still don't understand what the "fiscal cliff" is, a YouTube video has been released to help you. Read more »
The U.S. trade deficit increased $1.9 billion in a month, according to an analysis done by the Department of Commerce, which could mean many families will see the worth of their savings drop. Read more »
Wealthy taxpayers and charities are scrambling to maximize their donations by the end of the year due to Capitol Hill's uncertainty of keeping tax deductions for charitable donations, according to... Read more »
Actor Chuck Norris, who is an outspoken proponent against the Obama administration, called for readers to “choke the life out of Obamacare” in a blog post, published Sunday. Read more »
No matter how much you "like" Facebook, browsing the tremendously popular social website at work could actually be against federal law, according to Business Insider. Read more »
Doubled production of $100 bills by U.S. government may make an individual's money worth less, reports say
The past 12 months, the U.S. government doubled the amount of $100 bills it produced, which could make an individuals' money worth less, according to The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch. Read more »
House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in... Read more »
Some believe lawmakers should consider taxing sugary drinks to help avoid falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest said a penny-an-ounce tax... Read more »
Although the United States spends more than $100 billion per year on tax subsidies for retirement savings accounts, very little of it is actually saved for that purpose, according to a recent study... Read more »
Many believe the money from Powerball sales goes to help education, but about 72 cents of every dollar goes doesn’t make it to a school’s budget. Read more »
The end of a temporary payroll tax cut may mean growing deficits and an underfunded Social Security system. Read more »
Wall Street 24/7 released its annual index of best-run states Tuesday, with North Dakota taking top honors. Utah placed fourth. Neighboring Arizona ranked fourth worst, alongside more expected... Read more »
The aftermath of Stockton's mismanagement will haunt the city's residents for years to come. Essential services are already being short-changed to pay debts and employee pensions. Read more »
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