Britain's period costume hit, 'Downton Abbey,' challenges BBC's monopoly on the genre.
ARMs (question 2), Roth IRAs (question 10), and other personal finance questions fill the Reader's Mailbag.
Politicians from the left and right have responded with knee-jerk objections to the report from the co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission. It's time for the adult conversation to begin.
On Tuesday, a NYT column pointed out that gold is only at a record high if you don't adjust for inflation. Just what are gold – and the dollar – worth?
Should Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have more directly tackled health care or the possibility that growth may address debt more effectively than frugality?
ETFs, aka Exchange Traded Funds, track a commodity or basket of assets much like an index fund, but trade like stocks. Though useful, might ETFs be a bit poisonous for markets?
As the South American giants face off, economists test a theory about the timing of effort exertion in a finite-length bilateral industry contest. In other words, is it risky to anger Brazilian players with early goals?
ETFs focused on precious metals, Indonesian stocks, and lithium mining have investors piling into them.
Silver prices peaked this week mid-day Tuesday, when iShares Silver Trust (SLV) briefly hit 28.6 during an 'outside day reversal.' Friday morning, SLV opened at 28.11. This essay, first published Wednesday, explains the phenomenon.
Wendy's fries with skins debuted Nov. 11. A day later, Wendy's/Arby's Group announced disappointing earnings.