Federal Agencies, Servicemembers Brace for Possible Shutdown
A First Command poll finds a majority of military members, who could face late paychecks, doubt lawmakers can avert a government shutdown.
Obama Lobs College Affordability Bomb as Congress Gears Up for Budget Talks
President Obama hit the road last week to promote his new college affordability plan, just weeks before the budget battle begins anew.
Retiree Entitlements ‘Undermine’ Everything Else: Robert Samuelson
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson took a scorched-earth approach on Monday to what he sees as out-of-control entitlement spending.
Why REITS Have Been on a Tear
Depressed prices, limited supply and a feverish quest for yield are just some of the factors that have propelled real estate to outperformance.
Hope Dims for Fiscal Cliff Deal Before Christmas
A Christmas miracle on the fiscal cliff faltered after House Speaker John Boehner called an abrupt recess for the House, handing responsibility for a deal to President Obama and the Democrats.
Massachusetts Slaps Morgan Stanley With $5M Fine Over Facebook IPO
Massachusetts regulators said the firm's investment bankers had 'inappropriate influence' on its research analysts
Why Not Just Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff?
Contrarians and some politicos on both the left and the right have started to ask the forbidden question: Why not just fall off the fiscal cliff?
8 Presidents, 1 Nominee and Tax Rates They Paid
The controversy over Mitt Romney’s limited disclosure of his tax history and the 14.1% tax rate he paid led AdvisorOne to compare his rate to eight presidents going back to 1970.
Obama vs. Romney: 6 Key Differences on Taxes, Regulation
The two candidates offer voters starkly different ideas on how to reform the tax and financial systems.
PIMCO’s El-Erian Takes Issue With Paul Ryan’s Use of ‘New Normal’
PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian took to the pages of The Washington Post Monday to rebut (sort of) the use of the term "new normal" by Mitt Romney's vice-presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan.