The U.S. economy is a highly-complex, multifaceted mechanism.
Does Anyone Have a Real Economic Plan?
Going into next year’s election, President Obama is in a heap of trouble over the economy. Some evidence: in June, only 29 percent of the people who participated in a Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll thought the country was “headed in the right direction.”
Bob Pozen Discusses His New Book, ‘The Fund Industry’: Weekend Interview
Bob Pozen, MFS chairman emeritus and former Fidelity vice chairman, has co-authored 'The Fund Industry,' a book that stands to become the mutual fund industry’s bible.
Taxes: Up, Up and Away
The fierce Congressional floor debate over extending expiring Bush tax cuts except for the nation's top two percent of wage earners was postponed in September....
Wealth and Taxes
Unless Congress acts, taxes will rise for 2011 as Bush-era tax cuts expire.
Back to School
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on to something when in recent Congressional testimony he said the "economic outlook remains unusually uncertain." The lack of...
Nine Ways to Save Social Security
August marks the 75th birthday for the New Deal stalwart, but is it a happy one?
In praise of 'no'
France is into its fifth republic. The Netherlands just dissolved its government over Afghan War tensions. Let's keep this in mind whenever we hear how...
The retirement glass is half empty
By Barry James All of the ideas in this issue to generate income for your clients during retirement require that they still have capital to invest....
The president's fun with numbers
When all else fails - drink. Seems to be the overriding lesson from the president's upcoming beer summit. A frosty lager makes everything all right....