Violence traps productivity and removes vital resources. An institute's new rankings find that the world has become less peaceful for the third year in a row, in part because of violence associated with the 'Arab spring.'
Gold reserve sales, cuts in military spending would keep US from defaulting without raising the debt ceiling, Ron Paul says. He wants gold as legal tender.
Life insurance packaged in a universal life policy is rarely the best investment. Term life insurance is cheaper; other investments, better. See question No. 4 in this Reader Mailbag.
The EPA's next generation of mileage labels are smart-phone friendly and were designed to give consumers more ways to compare the efficiency and pollution levels of vehicles of all engine types.
Bachelor's degrees from research universities are the costliest to taxpayers, a new study finds, while degrees from the most selective not-for-profit schools give back the most.
The Dow rose about 38 points, with DuPont rising and Verizon falling. The Nasdaq rose about 15 points.
Credit cards are being used more wisely, according to a new report. The delinquency rate on credit cards is the lowest since 1996.
California reported that its April income tax revenues were higher than expected. But where did the money come from?
'Too Big to Fail' movie ends early in the crisis. But policymakers, public still struggling with aftermath of 'too big to fail' decisions.
The Dow fell about 25 points, after rising and falling throughout the session. A positive call on commodities by Goldman Sachs drove up the price of oil and metals.
It's undeniable the middle class is growing in China, Brazil and India. But in the US, the term "middle class," is notoriously vague. Almost everyone, it seems, identifies themselves as middle class, regardless of wealth, income, profession, or education. That's why most politicians will describe policies they oppose as "punishing the middle class" and policies that they support as "helping the middle class." One popular definition, provided by The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, identifies American families as middle class if they have incomes between $25,000 and $100,000 each year. That's a wide spread, but a perhaps a useful one: If you see someone who makes $75,000 a year more than you as belonging to your class, you're much less likely to revolt against them. But is it true? Grab a pencil and piece of paper – or a Mont Blanc pen and some embossed gold floral deckle edge stationery – and take our quiz to find out where you stand in America's socioeconomic pecking order.