The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on how to fix Highway Trust Fund on Thursday. In Flint, Michigan, the city wants to cut its retirees' health benefits to avoid bankruptcy.
A global survey of 15-year-olds show the US still has far to go to prepare the next generation to grasp complex financial products such as mortgages. To prevent another crisis like the one in 2008, young Americans need financial literacy.
US 15-year-olds rank average on financial literacy, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. About 20 percent of US teens didn’t reach the baseline level of financial literacy, which some say is evidence that more finance education is needed.
World Water Day is celebrated Saturday, March 22, and agriculture innovators in many countries are finding ways to use water more efficiently. Eaters and consumers can do their part to save water through the food choices they make each day, long after World Water Day.
As President Obama again seeks bipartisan solutions from Congress after his State of the Union speech, he can note one reform nearing passage: Support for states to nudge food stamp recipients into job training and jobs.
Bolsa Família provides small stipends to families in exchange for kids going to school and getting regular checkups. It's been globally imitated, but some Brazilians say 10 years of welfare is enough.