The decline may be largely due to how some employees and employers had adjusted the amounts withheld from paychecks to account for changes under the new tax law. Most taxpayers received a tax cut under the law but some may…
By Philip Moeller
Never throw anything from Social Security into the trash. These computer-generated letters can have a big effect on your life.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the budget deficit from October through December totals $318.9 billion, up from a deficit of $225 billion for the same three months in the previous year.
By Jeff Amy, Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
In a visit to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta, Jerome Powell said that many rural areas have not benefited from the national prosperity. He said those areas need special support.
By Elizabeth Hewitt, The Hechinger Report
The financial problems — and wholesale shutdowns — affecting an escalating number of colleges and universities touch not only students, faculty and staff but also local economies, often in rural places where they are among the most important employers and…
By Nick Corcodilos
There are plenty of businesses who have figured out a way to make profit and pay a living wage. If your business can't do both, it might be time to rethink your business model, writes columnist Nick Corcodilos.
In a major win for the payday lending industry which gives quick loans at exorbitant interest rates, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing changes to regulations that protect borrowers from being trapped in long-term debt. Ken Sweet, Associated Press’…
By Maea Lenei Buhre
Unemployed miners retrain to become beekeepers, solar power helps students in Malawi, and more.
What happens if you need a kidney transplant and don’t know someone who is a biological match? A Nobel prize-winning economist has a solution: transplant chains. Donors agree to give to a stranger in exchange for a kidney for their…
By Associated Press
Ivanka Trump launched a White House effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years.
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