Taxpayers helped bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and now after some strong earnings, they may start paying us back. Starbucks has joined forces with mobile payment company Square, which leads us to ponder about the future of cash. Campaign ads on local TV channels in crucial swing states are pushing out small businesses that rely on TV exposure. Oregon is embracing the new health care reform to give health care access to the poor and disabled without breaking the bank. Diet pill sales are actually hurting the weight loss industry. And Freakonomics Radio’s Stephen Dubner warns about the risky side of summertime fun.
Girls aged 3 to 12 can now have their likeness photographed and molded into an actual princess figurine.
Small businesses are seeing higher TV ad rates, fewer time slots in key swing states.
Rising home prices contribute to profits for the bailed-out mortgage lenders. Higher home prices should help the real estate market and homebuyers, too.
Mobile payment firm Square will begin processing all credit and debit transactions at Starbucks. Could it signal the beginning of the end of cash?
Tough economic times and smartphone technology could trim diet industry earnings.
Some of America's favorite summertime activities may be fun, but they come with a lot of risks.
Money, business, dollars -- all fine terms we use everyday, but boring! Here are some other ways to talk cash.
Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Coincidence? The head of Chiquita is the third ousted CEO since 2011 to have appeared on “Undercover Boss.” Is the show a curse or a bonus?