August 14, 2012 Mitt Romney's new running mate has authored some provocative policy proposals to cut budget deficits and overhaul Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But Rep. Paul Ryan has also been an advocate for a different course for the Federal Reserve.
August 14, 2012 We found a 1918 menu from Delmonico's, a New York steakhouse. Here's what it taught us about the U.S. economy.
August 9, 2012 Tuition has gone through the roof in the past decade. But so has financial aid.
August 8, 2012 You could soon pay for a latte at Starbucks simply by walking into the store with a smartphone in your pocket and giving the cashier your name. Square, a San Francisco-based payments startup unveiled a deal Wednesday with the world's largest coffee chain that will move its mobile payments products into Starbucks stores around the world.
August 2, 2012 More students are reconsidering their decisions to attend costly out-of-state schools or choosing to enroll in more affordable community colleges, a new study shows. Even as they foot most of the bill and are co-signing loans, some parents are still paying off their own student loans.
August 1, 2012 Eric Auld wants a full-time job. He barely earns enough, part-time, to cover the bills. After a fruitless job search, he grew more curious about his competitors. So he created a fake Craigslist ad and, in one day, received 653 responses from applicants with a wide range of education and experience.
August 1, 2012 The poor spend more of their money on essentials like groceries and utilities. The rich spend more on education.
July 25, 2012 A research group tallies up all government spending and tax breaks across nine sectors of the economy — with eye-opening results.
July 25, 2012 The government forecasts food prices will go up as much as 3.5 percent this year; meat prices will rise as much as 4.5 percent. If the drought continues, prices may go up even more. "Until we get that first heavy rain, we're not going to know for sure" just where prices will end up, a USDA economist says.
July 24, 2012 KCURMany farmers carry terrific crop insurance, and the worse the drought becomes, the more individual farmers will be paid for their lost crops. The federal government picks up most of the cost of the crop insurance program, and this year that bill is going to be a whopper.
July 23, 2012 KQEDBy a recent estimate, 1 percent of America's technology entrepreneurs are black. And only 8 percent of tech companies are founded by women. A new boot camp aims to give these entrepreneurs pointers so they can get their startups off the ground.