June 30, 2012 At 30, Michelle Holshue is already making more than her parents do. But she graduated with $140,000 in student loan debt just as the recession hit. Like many young adults, Holshue is worried she'll never be able to own a home or raise a family.
June 28, 2012 Now that the Supreme Court has decided that the Affordable Care Act can stand, it's time to think about what the law actually means for your medical coverage. So let's review the changes the law has already wrought and those that still lie ahead.
June 28, 2012 Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty falls within Congress' power to impose taxes. On the issue of Medicaid expansion, a majority of the court said Congress can expand Medicaid, but can't strip states of all their Medicaid funds if they fail to participate in that expansion.
June 28, 2012 The decision is a victory for the Obama administration over critics who said the health care overhaul was unconstitutional.
June 26, 2012 The travel site noticed that Mac users seem more likely to spend more on hotel rooms. So, it's experimenting with showing them costlier options than Windows users see. Is that smart business or unfair in some way?
June 22, 2012 For consumers and business owners, a week of weaving around potential calamities was not exactly a confidence builder. "There's an overall sense of frustration," says Paul Root, a kennel owner in California.
June 22, 2012 One of the most popular parts of the health overhaul law is a provision that lets parents keep children on their insurance policies until age 26. Several big insurers say they plan to keep that in place even if the Supreme Court strikes down the rest of the law. But it may not be so easy.
June 22, 2012 PayPal and other tech companies have set their sights on transforming how we shop at retail stores. New services allow customers to pay with their smartphone, or even just a personal identification number and a cellphone number. But these new digital wallets are still tied to transaction fees charged to merchants.
June 21, 2012 Utah spends just over $6,000 per student; New York and the District of Columbia spend over $18,000.Here's a map showing state-by-state figures.
June 20, 2012 Alcohol is cheaper, but bars are more expensive. Also, we're spending more on wine and less on hard alcohol.
June 20, 2012 The Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting Wednesday by offering its assessment of the economy and then declaring its latest plan for making things better. Will the Fed's monetary policy formula offer another dash of Operation Twist or a dose of QE3? Read more about these key phrases and what they mean.