Americans are known for their conspicuous consumption habits. But has the urge to spend brought on some of the post-housing crisis, post-recession activism, like the 'Tea Party' movement?
The unemployment figures that came out on Friday under-report the total rate as usual. If the figures included everyone not fully employed, such as those who are a underemployed and those not looking for work, the 9.9 percent figure would increase to 17.1 percent.
As the host country of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa may be heading down a path towards long-term debt.
From both the Marxian and the classical liberal perspective, class conflict may have a strong influence in events such as the riots in Greece and the 'Tea Party' movement.
The five principles of Amish small business success that all entrepreneurs can learn from.
Dispensing gold bars and coins, the brainchild of a German entrepreneur is the first international machine to be unveiled in the nascent "Gold to Go" brand.
Historically, the private sector has produced some of society's most lasting developments. The current financial crisis could provide an excellent opportunity to revitalize civil society through decreased regulation.
Conservative economist Martin Feldstein argues that extending the Bush tax cuts for two years would provide time for a reexamination of the tax code before 2012. The Obama administration should take note.
College students are graduating with more debt than ever before. Is it morally right to allow graduates to start their lives immersed in debt?
Governments around the world are throwing money at the looming European financial crisis. Not only is this not a debt solution but may have international implications.
Home foreclosures in April decreased 2 percent from a year ago, the first 12-month decline in at least five years.
Wal-Mart launched a $2 billion commitment to feeding hungry Americans Wednesday. It will donate more than 1.1 billion pounds of food, and it will help food banks become more efficient.
Metals like gold and silver have become a core holding for more investors as they focus on the risks that lie in sovereign balance sheets. The gold price was as high as $1,245.80 per ounce Wednesday.
Many potential criminals, including Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, have been thwarted with help from security cameras. But should privacy in public arenas be sacrificed for safety?
New parenthood need not be expensive. Stick to these five basics when shopping for the newest member of your family.
Static capital spending and low job growth have small business owners wary of development. This isn't all bad; a cautious entrepreneur is likely to be a successful one.
The Australian Football League has a diverse range of players hailing from Canada, Ireland, Sudan, Brazil, Japan and others, but now they are searching for their next big soccer star in America.
Outgoing FSA head Hector Sants is expected to seek tighter regulation of British banks. Too much regulation, however, could create real problems.
Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln wants to force banks to put their derivatives into separate entities that aren’t subsidized by the general public. Considering such a change would cut dramatically into big banks’ profits, does she stand a chance?
One option the government should consider is imposing a taxes on each bank equal to the government’s future cost of bailing it out. The more risky a bank's investments, the higher the taxes.