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Thinking about the eurozone as a bar
Academics find a useful way of describing what kind of crisis the eurozone is facing.
For-profit schools add to record student-loan debt
University budget cuts are driving more students to for-profit colleges, but the debt load there is often higher and future prospects slimmer.
Wealth and the empathy problem
The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.
New research suggests a higher IQ may mean a higher risk/return ratio.
The 'gargantuannaire' on a gargantuan problem
In Rome this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the current system of delivering food aid to starving people is “outdated and inefficient.”
Where Ally stands in the foreclosure settlement
When the news hit the other day of the blockbuster settlement for abuses in the foreclosure process, there may have been one brand you didn’t immediately recognize. Ally has really only been around since 2009, but there are already rumors swirling about its status.
Why mere mortals should know the name 'Volcker'
Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker is weighing in on the rule that bears his name. The banks are paying attention; you should, too.
Stealing from the old
Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.
Stepping up and stepping in for an aging parent
People coping with elderly parents in failing health face tough decisions. But there are warning signs indicating when loved ones should step in.