22 raises, by 12 presidents, but how much in your pocket?
Snow Removal This Winter Is Costing Your Town a Fortune
We have a lot more winter—and potentially lots more brutal cold, snow, and ice—to go through before the arrival of spring. The problem is many states and towns have already run through a season’s worth of the money and …
Sochi: Worst Olympics Travel Destination Ever?
Pay No Attention to Money-Losing Casinos. Let’s Build More Casinos
Increased competition is making it more difficult for casinos to keep locals employed and pass along hefty payments to host states—which are the two biggest selling points for allowing gambling in the first place. This isn’t …
Currency Crises Abroad Are Benefiting the U.S.
Analysts are calling them “The Fragile Five,” a catchy sobriquet for five countries–Turkey, Brazil, India, South Africa and Indonesia–that have been experiencing serious turmoil in their economies and currencies in recent …
Why ATMs in Legal Pot Shops Are Wreaking Havoc
Many of the Colorado shops that are licensed to sell marijuana have installed ATMs, for the convenience of their customers. What could possibly go wrong?
2014 Shaping Up as an Epically Bad Year for Potholes
Snow. Freeze. Thaw. Repeat. This has largely been the weather pattern over the past few weeks. And this is the pattern that’s a perfect storm for producing a “bumper crop of potholes,” experts say.
Christie’s Traffic Jam May Have Cost Millions
Hundreds of thousands of productivity hours lost
These 4 Shady Weight Loss Companies Were Forced to Issue Huge Refunds
We all know that the only real way to lose weight is through diet and exercise, but who wants to do either of those things? That’s why companies find it so profitable to trick the gullible into believing that their powders, …
We’re in a Golden Age for Butter Consumption
Americans are deciding that butter is better. Consumption of old-fashioned butter has reached a 40-year high in the U.S.
Janet Yellen Will Be a Fed Chair for the Real, Everyday Economy
Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, was confirmed Monday by the Senate to succeed Chairman Ben Bernanke as the next head of America’s central bank. Her term, which begins Feb. 1, will mark an important shift in
Gas Prices Will Fall in 2014. But You May Pay More at the Pump Anyway
Analysts expect gas prices to decrease or remain mostly flat not only in 2014, but for years to come. Nonetheless, drivers in some states will see higher prices at the pump, starting January 1.