Rick Ashburn of Creekside Partners dispels some myths from Meredith Whitney's controversial 'muni meltdown!' call.
For America's jobless, the labor market is sending conflicting signals. On one hand, unemployment in December dropped to 9.4 percent, its lowest rate in 19 months, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. On the other hand, a separate Labor survey showed that the economy added only 103,000 jobs, when economists were expecting about 150,000 new nonfarm jobs. What to make of it all? In fits and starts, the economy is staging a very modest recovery, but it may take years before the nation regains the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. To find a job, many unemployed Americans may need to reenergize their own job search. Here are seven ways to do it:
The time to reform the tax code was long before now. But that’s no reason why President Obama and Congress shouldn’t get started.
Is saving more money one of your goals in 2011? It is for me! I’m excited to see so many great offers immediately in the new year. Start your year off right with these great deals from Yoplait, Friday’s restaurants, Post-It Tabs, Bath & Body Works, Pampers, Hasbro toys, and (starting Sunday) CVS.
Health care mandate, if defeated, could lead to a more popular way to fund health care.
Starbucks logo undergoes a redesign that drops its name. Is the coffee giant's mermaid (actually, a siren) strong enough to stand on her own?
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is now available as a free e-book. Why bother reading something so old? Here's why.
Smartphones from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung will run on AT&T's 4G network, which is due out later this year.
Republicans have labeled the health reform law a job killer, even though impartial analysts says it won't kill any jobs. Why? Because it dares to tax somebody – anybody.
For everyone who's ever dreamed of winning big, it's hard to imagine that hundreds of millions of dollars brings new challenges – but it's true. Here's how to weather the money storm.
Unemployment claims continue to trend downwards, suggesting that the rate of unemployment will drop within the next half-year.
Is Utah moving towards a gold standard? Medals from the 2002 Olympics might become currency.
In 2004, Germany's unemployment was 9.7 percent, like America's is now. Six years after implementing conservative policies, German unemployment dropped to 6.8 percent.
In the five years before the recession, women opened more businesses than men. In the three years since then, women have done even better.
In December and January, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new.
Guest blogger Gene Callahan presents an allegory for the economy.
Republicans pit private employees against public employees, to keep the middle classes in a battle while leaving the richest Americans safe.
Semiconductors manufacturer Atheros makes chips that would give Qualcomm a foothold in the tablet computer market.
Bond prices fall in the wake of a surprising jump in private-sector jobs.
With the stroke of a pen, President Obama on Tuesday inaugurated the biggest reform in food safety in years. The Food Safety Modernization Act contains changes in rules and procedures that only a bureaucrat could love. Some Republicans threaten to prevent funding its reforms. Still, the law has unusually broad support in Congress, the food industry, and consumer groups. Here are its Top 6 reforms, which will make your food safer: