Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize for getting microfinance off the ground and into the mainstream. But after Yunus was fired due to Bangladesh's mandatory retirement age, many question the future of micro-credit loans.
New data from Thompson Reuters today shows municipal bond issuance is headed for the worst quarter in 11 years. Richard DeKaser, an analyst with the Parthenon Group, explains how increasing rates and the end of the Build America Bonds program have affected the market.
Stock prices jumped yesterday on the announcement that Sprint and T-Mobile resumed discussions of a merger. A merger of the two companies would combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless providers.
Conservative think tanks say federal employees are overpaid in comparison to their private sector peers. The chief of the Office of Personnel Management, however, says such comparisons are often misleading.
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