Category: Money Troubles

Kill the 401(k)?

As America hurtles toward the fiscal cliff, there’s an increasingly frantic search for ways to shore up the country’s deteriorating balance sheet. Republicans want to cut spending; Democrats would prefer to raise taxes on the wealthy. But a paper released today by Harvard and Danish researchers highlights just how much room there could be to generate more government revenue without […]

Today’s Headlines 10.24.12

NATION Firm didn’t verify steroid was sterile Massachusetts officials track shipments of prescription drug linked to deadly meningitis outbreak. ( by Sharon Begley , Reuters) U.S. developing new blueprint for hunting terrorists THE PERMANENT WAR | Over past two years, Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint […]

Sunday News Headlines 10.21.12

NATION Rapid expansion of U.S.-trained Afghan security force comes at a cost Soldiers, policemen far from ready to take over country, casting doubt on Pentagon’s focus on numbers. ( by Rajiv Chandrasekaran , The Washington Post) Meningitis outbreak puts researchers in unexplored territory New form of the disease is […]

Student Loan Debt Up Again Among New College Grads CLASS OF 2011 GRADUATES INTO SLOW MARKET WITH INCREASED AVERAGE DEBT

Two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt averaging $26,600, up about 5 percent from the class before it, according to the latest figures calculated by the Institute for College Access and Success. The report does not include the debt of for-profit college graduates, who typically borrow more than their […]