If terrorists get hold of some of Qaddafi's 20,000 shoulder-fired missiles and manage to bring down an airliner in the United States, the economic repercussions would be huge. Antimissile systems exist, but so far US airlines have balked at the expense.
Millionaires recognize that it makes sense to provide their customers with more buying power by renewing the payroll tax holiday and paying for it with a surcharge on their incomes, even if Republicans don't
46 million people are living with the help of US government food handouts, and the average income figure is misleading.
In September, 430,434 recipients were added to the federal food stamp program
Don't worry about the international status of the dollar. The US dollar will be the world's reserve currency for decades to come.
As the weather grows more and more unpredictable as a result of climate change, cities are preparing for winter by buying snow plows and other equipment
Traveling with people who have a similar financial mindset, camping, and choosing attractions within close driving distance are all good ways to save on a group vacation
Trade and economic interaction happens with countries outside of the Eurozone as well.
With congressional deficit reduction efforts largely collapsed, the question remains: What are we going to do about the nation’s long-term budget crisis?
The Opportunity Project (opportunityindex.org) calls itself a campaign to promote "access to the American Dream." Its state-by-state report ranks upward mobility. Instead of looking only at gross domestic product and poverty, the index weighs such things as household income, percentage of children in preschool, and crime. Here are 5 states that scored high in the Opportunity Project's report.
Some moderates are suggesting a compromise in the payroll tax debate: pay for the tax cut by raising taxes on the wealthy, but exempt small business owners. That might be too complicated to work.