Parliament might create a minimum price for alcohol in the UK. Like 'sin taxes' in any country, this plan has obvious benefits, but hidden costs.
Currency markets appear vibrant, but don't trust the illusion: this is their last gasp.
Small business owners expect another downturn.
The Fed has used every tool at its disposal, but can't jump-start the stalled economy.
Do unemployment benefits encourage the jobless to stay jobless? If we got rid of lifeguards and let more swimmers drown, fewer people would venture into the water. A civil society is not based on the principle of tough love.
Did Obama's stimulus actually stimulate the economy? The CBO analysis saying so actually used a model that with that assumption built in.
Burger King stock soared 15 percent Wednesday on reports that it was in talks to go private with Brazilian investors. The British private equity firm supposedly arranging the deal originally denied the report. Then new reports emerged. What might change at Burger King, the world's No. 2 fast-food chain, under new owners? Here are our Top 5 changes (click on the right arrow to see each item):
Personal finance books recommend budgeting as the first step to financial freedom, but not everyone likes staring at numbers. Here are tips to make 'budgeting' an easy part of your routine.
Auto sales in the US fell sharply in August, compared with numbers that were juiced a year ago by the federal "cash for clunkers" incentive program. But when you compare sales so far this year with the first eight months of 2009, industry sales have at least moved in a positive direction. Here are the top-gaining models for each of the seven biggest car sellers.
Frugality and organization go hand in hand.
The Japanese accept economic decline with grace. Should we follow their example?
Consumers used to easy credit face a reality check, as lenders start tightening the purse strings.
It comes down to a choice: Do I want to spend more new or enjoy what I already have? The more you choose the latter, the sooner you reach financial stability and start reaching for your dreams.
Some argue that extending unemployment benefits discourages the jobless from finding work. But when no one is hiring, it's time to emphasize compassion.
While others look for the private sector to pick up the slack as the stimulus fades away, the market continues its cycle of mistake and correction, mistake and correction.
Commercial banks continue to fail, despite decades of heavy regulation. So why believe that government oversight cures financial ills?
Lowering the cost of capital will only help corporations with their wave of mergers and acquisitions, meaning more pink slips for everyone else.
Debate over extending the Bush/Obama tax cuts revolves around whether or not the rich would spend the money, thereby stimulating the economy, or save it. Can we learn lessons from 2003?
What does the president mean when he says he is “hard at work” planning a “full-scale attack” on the economy?