Wall Street’s 15 Biggest Spenders on Lobbying in Washington
Wall Street banks, financial services firms and trade associations spent $1.4 billion in the 2013-2014 election cycle, according to Americans for Financial Reform.
Top 10 Affordable Housing Markets for Millennials
A new report from the National Association of Realtors shows that some housing markets are primed for first-time buyers this fall.
15 Biggest Political Donors in Financial Industry: 2014
Wall Street banks and financial trade groups have dished out $800 million during the current campaign cycle, Americans for Financial Reform says.
As Student Debt Hits $1.2 Trillion, Senate to Debate Loan Refinancing Bill
The Senate will debate next week a bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to allow students to refinance their loans.
Old Normal Returns as PIMCO Sees ‘New Destination’ for U.S. Growth
PIMCO’s Bill Gross sees a good year ahead. The bond firm's new leaders say stagnation is not the new norm, and a passle of economists agree.
Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fall for Third Straight Month
Sales of previously owned homes fell in March for the third consecutive month as rising prices and cold weather discouraged would-be buyers.
Top 10 Offbeat, Cheap Cities for Retirement
Retirees can find the perfect place to start a new phase of life in any area of the nation.
Obama Refuses to Negotiate ‘Under the Threat of Economic Catastrophe’
Some independent analysts say that the real debt limit deadline is Nov. 1, when the Treasury is scheduled to make nearly $60 billion in payments.
U.S. Real Estate Looking Up but Emerging Markets Rising Even Higher: Cohen & Steers
"Emerging markets not only make up a larger percentage of global GDP than a few years ago, but they have grown faster than developed markets," says Cohen & Steers' Jason Yablon.
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends Tax Break for ‘Underwater’ Homeowners
The fiscal cliff deal extends the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act for one more year, stopping the IRS from taxing mortgage forgiveness as income in the case of a short sale, refinancing or foreclosure.