Mortgage rates at 4.4 percent could bring new wave of refinancing, easing some strain on family budgets. Low rates also make homebuying more attractive. The catch: All this is if you qualify.
The great recession isn't over. Job growth after the Great Depression was faster than today's, and even that was an illusion of recovery.
Investors who rushed into bonds to avoid risk may find precisely the opposite. Some call it a bond bubble.
Unemployment insurance filings rose to 500,000 last week, reflecting continuing layoffs in the private sector and state governments. Economists say a healthy economy averages fewer than 400,000 claims per week.
A slowdown or double-dip recession could put entrepreneurs to the test. Here are strategies for how to survive.
Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger sounds atrocious, but many who've tried it become fans. Will a restaurant chain pick it up?
A Los Angeles-area Chevrolet dealer is planning to charge $61,000 for a Chevy Volt. Some would-be Volt owners report that they have gotten similar responses from other dealers.
News reports suggest that some GM dealers might sell the all-electric Chevrolet Volt for $20,000 over the $41,000 suggested retail price. If you want to be green – but don't have THAT much green – here are five hybrids that will be a bit easier on the wallet, according to HybridCars.com.
US News college rankings were released Tuesday and, not surprisingly, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale grabbed the three top spots. But US News also rated the colleges and universities by value. Here are the Top 5 high-quality national universities whose typical financial aid package covers the most college costs, including books and transportation:
The Obama administration held a conference Tuesday about how to reform mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Reform could involve adding Fannie and Freddie's roughly $5 trillion in obligations, in effect, to the federal balance sheet.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries landed atop a Zagat's survey of 6,518 Americans rating 136 fast-food and full-service chains. But asking five guys to rate the Top 5 burger joints is a little like getting five connoisseurs to agree on art. These are serious diners, who eat at chain outlets an average 10.7 times a month. (Yikes!) On Monday, Zagat released their take on America's Top 5 burger outlets. Do you agree?