June 28, 2013 The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to double on Monday. Policymakers in Washington could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening. If they don't agree on a plan soon, 7 million students expected to take out new Stafford loans could be stuck with a much bigger bill.
June 28, 2013 KJZZDuring the Great Recession, whole neighborhoods in Phoenix were left half-built or mostly vacant. But now developers are buying these lots to keep up with the high demand for housing. The market isn't where it should be, but it's better than it was two years ago, one real estate agent says.
June 27, 2013 A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.
June 27, 2013 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says Jon Corzine failed to keep money that belonged to the brokerage's customers from unlawfully being used to cover MF Global's obligations.
June 27, 2013 The immediate practical impact of the U.S. decision on the country's garment industry is expected to be minimal. But it could affect the EU's thinking on more wide-ranging trade benefits.
June 27, 2013 Promises from big food companies to switch to "cage-free" eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.
June 27, 2013 We asked; you answered. A look at ideas offered by readers and listeners for our technology coverage reboot.
June 27, 2013 Chip Starnes had laid off some workers at his Chinese factory and paid them severance but remaining workers were afraid they'd lose their jobs, too. They were so angry they wouldn't let him leave the facility for six days.
June 27, 2013 Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
June 27, 2013 KHNProponents of the health law liken the sign-up software to Expedia or Travelocity, where travelers can book flights and hotels. It may be more like TurboTax, escorting you through requirements and choices much more complex than whether you want a flight in the afternoon or the morning.
June 27, 2013 A $99 video game console funded through Kickstarter went on sale this week. Ouya is significantly cheaper than the big-brand consoles and also relies on a different business model. Games are sold through something like an app store, allowing customers to sample them before buying.