Jan 7, 2014 Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Dec 11, 2013 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation backs up about 44 million people’s retirements … and it’s got problems.
Nov 27, 2013 This time of year, some lenders send out offers to let you "skip a payment."
Nov 22, 2013 Senate Democrats made a major change to Senate rules yesterday, and may have also destroyed any chance for a budget compromise.
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 As the fight over the nation's budget continues, we pose the question: Is Congress smarter than a seventh grader?
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.