Visa Inc. processed 16 percent more transactions in the past quarter. Use of Visa cards in October also looks strong.
The Federal Reserve is expected to approve a program of quantitative easing at a meeting next week. Experts on monetary policy are divided over whether the plan will work buoy the economy.
Many of Britain's forests belong to the crown, much as American national parks belong to the people. As part of Britain's new austerity, they propose selling them.
Cablevision made a last-ditch offer to Fox Wednesday to lift a blackout that threatens to keep 3 million of its customers from watching the World Series.
Low skilled immigration and free trade in certain goods will increase inequality, but highly skilled immigration and free trade in most goods have a more ambiguous effect on inequality, and free trade in some goods will decrease inequality.
Pension plans for Oklahoma public workers would convert to work like a 401(k) retirement plan under one proposal.
Retirement plans (question 5) and deciding whether to invest in retirement or pay down debt (question 2) feature in today's Reader Mailbag.
A new poll says consumers will spend less this year than last year on holiday shopping. I say false.
In South Korea, foreign multinationals have discovered that hiring women, traditionally underemployed and underpaid, yields increased profitability.
Recent TV ads try to manipulate viewers into believing either that government spending alone will lead to a terrifying future or that entitlements and the national debt are nothing to worry about.
New 'Super PACs,' classified as 501 (c)(4) organizations, get the benefits of tax exemption and other non-profit perks while serving as political vehicles.
Insisting all students reach high standards: good. Testing them to ensure this: necessary. Publishing comparisons of schools' test scores? It has been proposed in the US, and is happening in Britain, where they're called 'league tables.'
GlaxoSmithKline will also plead guilty to making and distributing adulterated drugs in settling a federal lawsuit.
Corrupt countries index says Somalia is worst. Denmark, Singapore, and New Zealand are least corrupt countries.
Bonds' rate was just 0.40 percent, the lowest yield ever for a two-year auction of US Treasury bonds.