Topic: U.S. Government Accountability Office
The minimally regulated, fast growing payday lending industry strips Americans of billions annually. It's time for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement regulations to curb predatory lending so that a $400 loan doesn't put a borrower thousands of dollars in debt.
09/06/2011 05:07 pm
Most federal social programs have never been evaluated for true effectiveness. The good news is that they are ideally situated for just such study.
08/10/2011 11:10 am
After a Japanese researchers found rare earths near Hawaii, some are questioning the timing of the announcement
07/07/2011 04:10 pm
Even as both parties cite the need for progress on the budget, the partisan sniping is becoming unusually personal. Could markets get the jitters if the rancor lasts up to the debt ceiling deadline?
07/01/2011 03:48 pm
A broad swath of Americans don't pay taxes. Do they have 'skin in the game' in America's success?
06/26/2011 03:00 pm
Freelance jobs are up 52 percent at Elance. The number of entrepreneurs are at a 15-year high. But the growth in freelance jobs mean less security for the workforce.
06/13/2011 01:33 pm
Identity theft involving tax returns rose fivefold between 2008 and 2010, a new study shows. Taxpayer identity theft typically involves stealing Social Security numbers and filing for refunds early.
06/02/2011 01:49 pm
Secretary of State Clinton said today that the US wants 'long-term' security ties with Pakistan. But in the wake of the bin Laden raid, some Americans and Pakistanis alike want to downgrade ties – and aid.
05/26/2011 01:47 pm
The oil industry is under fire from congressional Democrats for reaping big tax breaks even while amassing huge profits. Executives from major oil companies testified Thursday on Capitol Hill.
05/12/2011 08:03 pm
The partisan tone of Obama's speech on immigration reform and the barbs he aimed at Republicans made it clear he was courting Hispanic voters whose support he will need in 2012.
05/10/2011 08:03 pm