'Weird Al' Yankovic, master of pop music song parodies, celebrated his first Billboard number one album this week with 'Mandatory Fun.' The success of what could be Weird Al's last studio album comes on the strength of a savvy social media campaign and the comedian's shrewd adaptation to a changing music industry.
McDonald's reportedly spent between $10 million $25 million to be a sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Although McDonald's got publicity from the World Cup exposure, the company did not get the benefit of higher sales.
As the auto industry adds on more cars, others have to go. Here is a breakdown of which cars will be gone in 2015, which ones are changing into different models, and which ones are on hold for now.
New home sales in the US fell 8.1 percent in June, signaling that real estate is still a weak spot in the US economy. June US new home sales are also 11.5 percent below June 2013 levels.
Light-duty vehicles' energy consumption is projected to decrease from 63 percent of the transportation sector in 2012 to 51 percent in 2040, according to a report from the US Energy Information Administration. The report cites improved fuel economy as a driving factor.
Carlos Slim, Mexican telecoms tycoon and the world's richest man, says people should work three days a week, but not retire until they are in their seventies. Others, including Google co-founder Larry Page, share Carlos Slim's vision of shorter work weeks, but is it a serious option for companies and workers?
The US's tax system is turning into a two-tier tax system, with wealth as the determining factor, writes Howard Gleckman. Many affluent and influential people and organizations have almost unlimited power when it comes to their taxes.
Self-made wealthy people are disappearing – six of today's 10 wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes after being 'born into the right family,' writes Robert Reich. What does this mean for the rest of the US?