Jan 7, 2014 Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Nov 27, 2013 This time of year, some lenders send out offers to let you "skip a payment."
Nov 15, 2013 Chatting with CNBC's John Carney and Nela Richardson, from Bloomberg Government.
Oct 17, 2013 There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Oct 4, 2013 For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Oct 4, 2013 On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. Supporters say the move is a cost-cutting measure as well.
Oct 1, 2013 Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Sep 25, 2013 Orders for durable goods went up 0.1 percent.
Sep 25, 2013 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead.
Sep 19, 2013 The Federal Reserve's big surprise: no cuts to bond buying for now, the economy isn't strong enough.