Fight Over Payroll Tax Cut Begins Anew for Congress
As lawmakers return to Washington this week and next, top on their agenda will be to begin hashing out a full-year deal to extend the two-month payroll tax cut that was approved before the holiday recess and that expires on Feb. 29.
Greenhill Managing Directors Killed in Plane Crash
Two managing directors from investment bank Greenhill & Co., Inc. were killed on Tuesday when the small plane they were in crashed in New Jersey. Ice on the wings was cited as a possible cause for the plane to come down.
Labor Day Bad News: Zero Job Growth in August, Unemployment Stuck at 9.1%
Unemployment rate held flat in August at 9.1% as no jobs were lost—nor gained. While some observers saw a silver lining, others fret over ongoing economic stagnation.
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.”
National Council for Research on Women Honors Six Who Champion Women
Financial legend Mickie Siebert, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet among those honored by NCRW for their work to promote the well-being of women.
Election 2010, States: GOP Gains Governorships; Prop 24 Defeated in California
Advisors and their clients may have focused on Congressional races, but the voting results present some interesting developments on the state level.
Cloture Vote Fails in Senate on Dodd Bill; 2d Vote Expected Later in Week
Senate Republicans block debate on the financial services reform bill April 26, the GOP also vowed the same day to introduce an alternative financial services reform bill. A second vote is expected this week following more negotiations
I was wrong
First time in a while. Last week, I na?vely waded into the health care debate and got the Barney Frank treatment (no, not like that,...
Danger, Will Robinson
A famous faux-commercial from "Saturday Night Live" has Sam Waterston as pitchman for Old Glory Insurance. Waterston, star of NBC's "Law & Order," warns of...
More boomers need new knees
Knee-replacement surgery is being done on boomers more than ever before, NBC reports. NBC cites studies by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons that from 1998...