How the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's quest to get billionaires to donate half their wealth to charity, will impact philanthropy and the world's needy.
Some do it for tax breaks and public recognition. But happiness, rather than self-interest, is a prime motive.
Full-body scans and enhanced pat-downs have become America’s “primary screening” technique, but have also generated a rising tide of criticism for being too invasive. At each of the 68 major airports where the 385 new full-body scanners are in place, passengers will be directed to them, says Sarah Horowitz, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Here's what to expect – and what protections you can demand:
The GM IPO raised $20 billion of the $49 billion that the federal government spent to bailout GM. But the finish line is still years away.
Many Americans will get their first look at the TSA's body scanners at airports around the US during the Thanksgiving holiday.
GM stock is trading again, after automaker's emergence from bankruptcy and a partial government takeover. But the debate goes on over the wisdom of the US bailout.
This is the eleventh entry in a twenty part series discussing the wonderful time and priority management book Making It All Work by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings through December 10.
Unemployment insurance that provides jobless benefits to millions is at risk of running out over the holiday season, while tax cuts to those earning over $200,000 may be extended.
The GM stock price ends at $34.19 on its first day of trading, as the company's recent profitability stokes demand for the IPO stock. The $23.1 billion raised will help pay back the US Treasury.
QE2 got a public rebuke from 23 economists, financial writers, and fund managers via an open letter to Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Black Friday ads are working their magic. A new survey says slightly more Americans will shop during the three days after Thanksgiving this year compared with last year.
Some of the items listed in Best Buy's Black Friday ads – like a $699 50-inch HDTV – are aggressively priced. Others aren't.
Krugman and Wells argue that Fannie, Freddie and the Fed are innocent; the big bad global glut fed the boom that led to the crash.
Mortgage lending fraud peaked in 2006, fell to a low in early 2009, and now has rebounded by more than 20 percent, CoreLogic says.
FHA, which guaranteed nearly 40 percent of new home loans over the past year, can survive without taxpayer funds, according to an audit.