January 5, 2013 Buyers are snapping up property in Germany, leaving some analysts worried that it's a bubble in the making. But others say the conservative approach to home ownership, including a tradition of large down payments, will protect the market from a U.S.-style crash.
January 5, 2013 Friday's jobs report showed moderate growth, but much remains the same for people who have been out of work for months. As the job market itself changes, some of the longer-term unemployed can be among the last to get hired because of a real or perceived lack of skills.
January 5, 2013 The state has the largest pension-fund shortfall in the nation, with about $96 billion of liability. Lawmakers are running up against a tight deadline: A new Legislature will be sworn in next week. State employees swarmed the Capitol this week to protest the underfunding of their pensions, as well as pending legislation on the issue.
January 4, 2013 After nearly three years of job growth, the trend is likely to continue, economists say. Retiring baby boomers are expected to create new openings and increase demand in the health care sector as they age.
January 4, 2013 Growth was in line with expectations and adds to the evidence that the nation continues to add jobs at a modest pace.
January 4, 2013 In the film, opening in theaters across the country Friday, Matt Damon's character pitches natural gas drilling to a rural community. Even with a number of inaccuracies, the film explores real-life issues confronting towns that are promised wealth but have to weigh potential environmental impacts of drilling.
January 3, 2013 Congress finally made a permanent fix to the alternative minimum tax, which threatened to boost the tax bills of millions of Americans each year. But the AMT also created a "useful fiction," as one analyst says, by appearing to shrink future budget deficits.
January 3, 2013 The Jersey shore is a part of the region's culture that inspires nostalgia. But post-Superstorm Sandy, there are questions about how to rebuild the places special to many and who should pay. "Is it going to look like what people remember from their childhoods? The answer is no," one mayor says.