Friedman: 5 U.S. Budget Battles Yet to Fight
While Congress recently avoided a government shutdown, five big fiscal issues remain unresolved, says The Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
Congressional Hearing Tackles Long-Term Care Funding Woes
“Our current system of providing long-term care is unsustainable for both the government and for families,” Sen. Ben Nelson warned.
UnitedHealth Cuts Could Make Medicare Advantage Less Secure for Seniors
Seniors on UnitedHealthcare plans have until Feb. 14 to switch to original Medicare, but they're locked into the Advantage plans they've already chosen.
Larry Summers Argues for Easy Money as All Eyes Watch Fed
Summers fears the U.S. is in danger of sinking into a Japan-style stagnation, which, to be pre-empted, requires long-term “unconventional policy support” from the Fed.
Sweat the Debt, Not the Shutdown
Stock markets are shrugging off the political mess, but will the bond markets be so kind later this month?
Forget Government Shutdown, Bigger Crisis Looms, Axel Merk Says
The country faces problems that may affect everything from the dollar to investors’ savings and national security.
Congress Girds for Another Debt Fight as Deficit Shrinks
The deficit is at its lowest level since late 2008, LPL's John Canally writes; PIMCO and Washington Analysis weigh in on the battle ahead.
8 Back-to-School Planning Tips for Advisors (and Their Clients)
A chance for advisors to connect with the next generation...
Andy Friedman on How to Handle Health Care Reform
Businesses and individuals have decisions to make before Obama’s health care law takes effect Jan. 1.
Just How Puzzling Are Annuities?
A bombshell critical paper on annuities has strengths and weaknesses.