That's what happened to thousands of high school seniors in the 1990s until a rule change, according to a new study. Even small financial mistakes can be costly if you don't know your best solutions.
August jobs report, other studies weaken notion that part-time workers will become a bigger part of the economy. The Obamacare effect also seems limited, but jobs data are too volatile to say for sure yet.
US unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent, but hours worked and wages drop slightly in July. Also this week in the economy: Stock market hits new record and tech world eyes Google's new hardware offerings
Car sales rise for all the major automakers, with Honda leading the way. Truck sales continue strong, which could lead to a 16 million unit sales for 2013.
GM recalls nearly 200,000 midsize SUVs in the US because a power window and door module can melt or even catch fire. The GM recall is an extension of a previous safety notice.
Chinese imports and technological change displace US workers in much different ways, a new study finds. Imports destroy jobs only in certain hubs; technology hits much more broadly, but creates as many jobs as it kills.
Half of the growth of professional and business services jobs came from temporary workers, according to the Labor Department. On balance, the pickup in temp work bodes well for future hiring.
US manufacturing index falls to lowest level since June 2009, according to the Institute for Supply Management, part of a slowdown in factory activity in key areas of the globe. While manufacturing growth is slowing, it's not going away, analysts say.
If CEO Marissa Mayer can make her $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr work, Yahoo's prospects will brighten. But Yahoo-Tumblr are very different companies with audiences that don't match up well.
The Federal Reserve and the US Treasury are investigating whether Bloomberg reporters used the company's terminals to glean inappropriate information about officials' data use. Just viewing the information can be a felony, under federal law.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting the 15000 milestone and economic signals flashing continued growth, the case for bull market optimists looks stronger. But there are reasons to be cautious about a retrenchment of the Dow.
Penny Pritzker is first member of the wealthy family to accept a federal post. President Obama has nominated Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary.
GDP flashed 2.5 percent growth in the first quarter: much better than the fourth quarter but below expectations. Economists expect another slowdown in GDP growth for the summer.
With a 16.2 percent unemployment rate, young Americans are bearing the brunt of the slow recovery. But there are steps they can take to improve their chances of getting hired.
Rare collaborative effort creates 15 standards to reduce environmental footprint of 'fracking' operations in the Northeast. Agreement suggests new tack by environmentalists on fracking.
The US could cut oil consumption for light-duty vehicles and greenhouse-gas emissions, if it adopts policies and encourages key technologies, a new National Research Council report says.
The Great Plains are experiencing a stunning resurgence in population after being long considered a population drain. One big reason: the energy boom.
The economy should continue to add jobs despite the sequester. The jobs report shows the housing recovery bolstering employment. Homeowner optimism is likely to improve, too.