Although a huge buyer of commodities, Chinese futures markets don't set prices. London, New York, and Chicago do. A new Hong Kong exchange aims to challenge them.
Social Security isn't broke, but it is poorly designed for a nation that has changed so dramatically since the 1930s. What Social Security needs is solvency and modernization.
Existing home sales dipped below an annual rate of 5 million in May. Not counting condos and coops, single-family home sales stand at 4.2 million a year, which, if it held for all of 2011, would be lower than the worst of the slump in 2008. But home prices vary dramatically, depending upon where you live in the United States: the average listing for a typical four-bedroom, two bathroom house in the most expensive real-estate market is more than 40 times the average listing in the least expensive city, according to a recent survey of more than 2,300 markets by Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Here are the Top 5 most and least expensive cities. Is yours on the list?
Brandt and Ashley Malone made the switch from cable TV to Internet TV to save money. They also made transition from cable TV gradually.
Offering temporary tax breaks to cut down permanent ones could be a way to 'bribe' taxpayers to give up tax breaks.
Save 25 percent of what you make. That allows you to get rich in fewer than 30 years.
AARP may have changed its position on Social Security cuts. But how much is the shortfall, anyway?
Sometimes,the angst from a situation can force people to change. Sometimes, though, they have to hit rock bottom before reform begins.
Consumer sentiment dipped in June, another sign of the economic slowdown. Current consumer sentiment is at levels near where it was during the worst of the 1982 and early 1990s recessions.