Home loans pose quandaries for three owners in this reader mailbag. They can afford to pay down the home loans, but should they?
Tax preparation for workers temporarily in the US can be handled by a tax-preparation professional – question No. 4 in the reader mailbag.
Patents ruling to be reviewed by International Trade Commission, renewing Kodak's hopes of getting royalties agreements with Apple and RIM. Kodak is using its 1,000 digital-imaging patents to boost revenue.
There are 52 women on the list of the top 1,000 economists. None of them blog.
An EU bailout of Portugal now seems inevitable.But at some point, EU taxpayers are likely to tire of bailing out nations like Portugal, which seem unwilling to curb their spendthrift ways.
The US stock market gained for the week, with the Dow up 3 percent. Investors are regaining confidence in stocks despite developments in Japan, Libya, and Europe.
The latest estimate from Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that exports increased at a rate of 8.6 percent, and imports declined at a rate of 12.6 percent from the third quarter
L.L. Bean is now offering free shipping on all of its nonfreight merchandise. It will have to expand sales to cover the extra cost.
Smartphones with an attachment for swiping credit cards help a Girl Scout troop in Ohio sell cookies to customers who don't want to pay cash
Even when Hong Kong was under British rule, neighboring China benefited from its economy. Would the same model work in the rest of the developing world?
When it comes to foreign debt, the US can either honestly default or it can inflate the dollar and pay back the debt
A longer-than-anticipated shutdown of Japan's factories – or the spread of fighting in Libya to major oil producers – could stop a fragile economic recovery in the developed world.
There are economic benefits for a couple that gets married, but things can get tricky if an unmarried couple shares finances
The CLASS Act, a program for disabled and elderly people included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, is facing Republican scrutiny
Ireland has a hard time borrowing on the bond market, but its GNP is increasing
Ford filed a criminal lawsuit against the Brazilian management of Nissan Motor Co after Nissan aired a TV ad in Brazil that poked fun of the Ford Focus.
Ford tells dealers not to order cars in tuxedo black, royal red, red candy, and red fire. Ford gets the metallic pigment from Japan, where production has been halted.
US new home sales skidded to a record low in February, except for one category: homes under $200,000. Goodbye, McMansions.
Silver prices reach a record $38 an ounce. Actual cost to mine: up to $7 or $8.
Dow gains 84 points, up nearly 5 percent over the last six trading days.