September 18, 2013 The central bank's unexpected move to keep rates low for now was good news for stock investors and homebuyers, but oil prices surged and savers will have longer to wait before they see higher rates. The Federal Reserve concluded that the economy is still too weak and needs its continued help.
September 18, 2013 The measure would cut $40 billion from the federal SNAP program over 10 years. Republicans who back the cuts say they attack fraud. In reality, the vast majority of SNAP recipients either work or are children, disabled or elderly. The House is poised to take up the bill Thursday.
September 18, 2013 What's the point of an allowance? For Ron Lieber, personal finance writer for The New York Times, it's a tool to help teach things like patience, moderation, thrift and generosity. Some parents make kids earn money by doing chores, while others give an unconditional allowance. What's your approach?
September 17, 2013 Median earnings for men haven't risen since the early '70s. Earnings for women stopped rising more than a decade ago, according to a new report.
September 13, 2013 Five years after the financial system imploded, we graph five key measures of how Americans are faring.
September 10, 2013 An analysis of data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that incomes for the very wealthiest Americans have grown by nearly a third in recent years in the same period that those for the bottom 99 percent increased by only a fraction.
September 5, 2013 Help us, All Tech readers. What's up with all the "box only" Craigslist ads for the empty packaging of iPhones and MacBooks?
September 4, 2013 The number of Latinos enrolled in college has hit an all-time high, and it's part of a years-long trend.
September 4, 2013 Marketing technology company Acxiom is letting you see the data marketers have and use to advertise to you. Check out what they know about your household makeup, financial means, shopping preferences and more.
September 4, 2013 When is an inpatient in the hospital not an inpatient in the hospital? When that patient is on observation status. Patients who are termed on observation can have trouble getting Medicare to pay if they need to go to a nursing home. The practice has sparked lawsuits and legislation.