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Big Questions

Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits

Can Obamacare fill in the gaps for retirees like former Detroit police officers?

Atlanta's Housing Recovery Is a Tale of Two Cities

Atlanta home prices are up 14 percent over the last year. But behind that topline figure are communities that have almost fully recovered and those that are still struggling.

The Geography of Debt in the U.S.

Americans along both coasts take on the greatest amount of debt, according to a new study, while Southerners suffer the most from overdue bills.

Argentina's Stock Exchange Is Down After World Cup Loss

And Germany's stock exchanged closed up. Coincidence?

For Germany and Argentina, a World Cup Loss Could Mean a Stock-Market Dive

Losing a major soccer game hurts the self-esteem of a nation so much that it affects investor moods.

American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money

A new report shows U.S. teenagers falling behind peers in China—and raises concerns about their financial futures.

The Number of Breweries May Be Up, But Beer Consumption Is Still Down

Breweries more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite the trend away from beer. The answer: craft beer.

The 5 Best and Worst Cities for Small Businesses, According to Small-Business Owners

In a new survey that rates 82 cities in 38 states, Colorado Springs is on top, while Sacramento is at the bottom.

Your Retirement Years Will Not Look Like a 'Golden Girls' Episode

Americans will live longer and need much more saved wealth in order to truly retire. Most of us are utterly unprepared.

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Cities Are Reneging on Health Care Benefits

Can Obamacare fill in the gaps for retirees like former Detroit police officers?

Atlanta's Housing Recovery Is a Tale of Two Cities

Atlanta home prices are up 14 percent over the last year. But behind that topline figure are communities that have almost fully recovered and those that are still struggling.

The Geography of Debt in the U.S.

Americans along both coasts take on the greatest amount of debt, according to a new study, while Southerners suffer the most from overdue bills.

Argentina's Stock Exchange Is Down After World Cup Loss

And Germany's stock exchanged closed up. Coincidence?

For Germany and Argentina, a World Cup Loss Could Mean a Stock-Market Dive

Losing a major soccer game hurts the self-esteem of a nation so much that it affects investor moods.

American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money

A new report shows U.S. teenagers falling behind peers in China—and raises concerns about their financial futures.

The Number of Breweries May Be Up, But Beer Consumption Is Still Down

Breweries more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite the trend away from beer. The answer: craft beer.

The 5 Best and Worst Cities for Small Businesses, According to Small-Business Owners

In a new survey that rates 82 cities in 38 states, Colorado Springs is on top, while Sacramento is at the bottom.

Your Retirement Years Will Not Look Like a 'Golden Girls' Episode

Americans will live longer and need much more saved wealth in order to truly retire. Most of us are utterly unprepared.

Show More
 
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