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Growing up as 'the Martian's daughter'

Sep 26, 2012
Marina von Neumann Whitman has been a lot of firsts. She was the first woman ever on the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Posted In: women, Economics, book

What goes up must come down

Mar 22, 2012
"What goes up must come down" was true with dot-com stocks and the residential housing market. Investors should understand that the same fate lies ahead for corporate profits, argues James Montier of the investment management firm GMO.
Posted In: corporate profits, stocks, Investing, Economics

Tilt to safety

Dec 5, 2011
I keep reading that the lesson of the past few years is to throw out the old rules of investing. I don’t buy it. My reaction is the exact opposite. The old rules of investing were hammered out over previous bear markets, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Stagnation of the 1970s. They still work.
Posted In: Investing, stocks, 401(k)s, Economics, euro

Eroding trust: Another economy red flag

Oct 19, 2011
It's hardly surprising that Americans don't trust banks and other financial institutions. Think Bank of America's $5 debit card fee; the wide array...
Posted In: Banks, Economics

It's Not Your Fault

Oct 14, 2011
Some 23 million Americans are unemployed and working fewer hours than they would like. The worst labor market since the 1930s is harsh on everyone...
Posted In: Economics, Guest blogger

The health toll of bad economic times

Oct 13, 2011
The Great Recession and continuing high unemployment during the Anemic Recovery is taking its toll on our mental and physical health. A handful of...
Posted In: Economics, Health

Angels are returning

Oct 11, 2011
Angels are mostly entrepreneurs and former entrepreneurs that invest in bootstrap companies too young and raw to attract the attention and money of...
Posted In: Economics, Investing

Investors to risk: Fuggettaboutit

Oct 3, 2011
It has been a lousy month and miserable quarter for investors. Everything was down in September except long government bonds, according to data...
Posted In: Economics, Investing

The wealth gap

Sep 21, 2011
Here's more financial damage from the Great Recession. The largest economic gap between blacks and whites isn't income, but wealth. Sad to say--but...
Posted In: Economics, Savings

Family budgets slashed by health care costs

Sep 8, 2011
We know healthcare is increasingly expensive. Still, I always find the numbers stunning. For instance, from 1999 through 2009 U.S. spending on...
Posted In: Economics, insurance

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