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Keep it simple

Sep 7, 2012
Bank regulation and personal finance is just as simple as catching a frisbee -- even a dog can do it.
Posted In: bank regulations, Personal Finance

Rethinking public subsidies in higher education

Aug 31, 2012
Commentator Andrew Kelly says tax dollars should fund innovation in higher education, not more of the same
Posted In: Education, state, financial aid, subsidies, loans

Government should tax unhealthy food

Aug 31, 2012
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services says there should be financial incentives for healthy food choices, consequences for unhealthy ones.
Posted In: Health, soda, junk food ban

A richer life with no kids

Aug 24, 2012
A married man in his forties reflects on his choice to not have children.
Posted In: children, marriage, Savings, spending

Baby Boomers will drive this economy

Aug 17, 2012
As Baby Boomers age, younger generations are fearing the day they'll be shouldering the burden to pay for Boomers' Social Security benefits. But one senior says Baby Boomers will help boost the economy, not drain it.
Posted In: Senior moment, baby boomers, spending, Entrepreneurship

Three steps to boost investor confidence

Aug 9, 2012
Banks are still huge, financial scandals still break -- even after the recession revealed flaws in the financial system. A commentator gives his short-and-sweet solution.
Posted In: Financial scandals, LIBOR, investor confidence, Banks, reform, Glass-Steagall, Paul Volcker

Mandatory, extended vacation is good for the economy

Aug 7, 2012
Congress is off on vacation until Labor Day. Robert Reich says a mandatory three weeks off would be good for all of us -- and the economy, too.
Posted In: vacation, summer vacation

The joys of unplugging

Aug 3, 2012
Writer Jen Miller used to dread being away from her e-mail inbox. But after taking a real vacation, her attitude about unplugging has changed.
Posted In: vacation, unplugging

Worried about climate change? Eat less meat.

Jul 30, 2012
Commentator Mark Bittman says industrial meat production accounts for at least one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: meat, climate change

No surprise Team USA uniform was made in China

Jul 26, 2012
U.S. clothing makers may not beat China on price, but can on technological innovation.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, China, apparel, ralph lauren

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