January 30, 2014 Earning power, leadership in corporate America and fame are primary measures of American success, according to an op-ed just published by Amy Chua and Jeb Rubenfeld. Contesting this definition, commentator Barbara J. King suggests some other criteria we should consider.
Cameron (left) and Tyler Winklevoss testified Wednesday at a hearing about virtual currencies held by the New York Department of Financial Services.
January 30, 2014 Bitcoin has been tied to the dark side of the Internet, where it's been linked to drug trafficking. But New York's financial regulators say they want to foster innovation and are looking to legitimize the virtual currency by licensing it.
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With new accounts called myRAs, the government would protect workers' savings from losses.
January 29, 2014 Workers can't lose money in myRAs, the savings accounts President Obama unveiled in his State of the Union speech. The government would protect the principal and help savings grow a bit faster than inflation.
January 29, 2014 On Wednesday, President Obama directed the Treasury Department to create a new retirement plan called "myRA." The decision, a circumvention of Congress, follows through on one of the promises made by the president in his State of the Union. As Yuki Noguchi reports, the success of the plan may depend on its ability to move beyond the limitations of existing retirement plans.
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January 28, 2014 Hackers may have collected the financial data of millions of Target customers last holiday season. Now, scammers are trying to take advantage of the chaos. Sheryl Harris, consumer columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, talks to host Michel Martin about protecting your finances from bad guys.
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January 28, 2014 If a couple divorces, each person's eligibility for insurance-related tax credits will generally be based on his or her own annual income. The former spouse's income won't be counted, even if the couple filed taxes jointly the previous year.
President Obama, working at his desk Monday night on the eve of his 2014 State of the Union address.
January 28, 2014 The president will announce in his State of the Union address that he's signing an executive order to lift the pay in new federal contracts. A top adviser tells NPR that Obama has "warmed up to" the idea of using executive orders to move his agenda ahead.
"Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?" billionaire Tom Perkins asks.
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January 26, 2014 As class tensions intensify in the Bay Area, a venture capitalist is comparing the treatment of the tech-affluent to that of the Jews during a deadly raid in the Holocaust.
January 24, 2014 The index joined the rout that hit European and Asian markets on fears that the global economy is slowing.
The security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have raised questions over how quickly companies are required to disclose that customer information was hacked.
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January 23, 2014 The data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus raised questions over how quickly companies are required to disclose that customer information was hacked. The rules around when a retailer is required to tell you that your data got into the hands of fraudsters vary state by state.
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A cryptographic chip embedded in a British debit card. America is nearly alone in still relying on magnetic stripes to authenticate purchases.
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January 23, 2014 After the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches compromised credit card data of more than 70 million American consumers, the banking and retail industries are coming to a consensus to move away from the swipe and signature system to the much more secure chip and PIN process available around the world.
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January 21, 2014 The retailing giant Target is doing what it can to limit the damage from a massive data breach. But there are signs that other hackers are trying to take advantage of the original data theft with elaborate "phishing" schemes.
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January 21, 2014 Skipping a student loan payment might seem like the easy way out — but it could be more trouble than it's worth. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from Sandy Baum at the Urban Institute, who says parents and even grandparents could end up on the hook.
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Is the economy strengthening, or is the jobless rate falling only because so many people are dropping out of the workforce?
January 21, 2014 Is the economy strengthening, or is the jobless rate falling only because so many people are dropping out of the workforce? Big policy decisions — on interest rates and unemployment benefits — hinge on the answer.
To appeal to the high-rollers of the world, like the ones in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, restaurants are doling out more expensive sides.
January 18, 2014 In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But extravagantly priced sides are no Hollywood fiction.
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