Teaching Kids About Money - November 04, 2010 07:00 AM
Saving money is vital in this tough economy, and there's no time like the present to start teaching your kids about financial responsibility. With these tips, becoming financially literate can be child’s play.
Children Fall Victim to Identity Theft: How Parents Can Protect Them - May 16, 2010 08:00 AM
Some identity thieves are making young relatives their latest targets, as the victims often don’t learn of the crime until they turn 18.
Recession Forces Even "Extreme Makeover" to Downsize - April 07, 2010 02:00 PM
With many "Extreme Makeover" homeowners struggling financially, the show has responded by scaling back to better fit the current economic climate.
How Does the Weakening US Dollar Affect Other Countries? - October 16, 2009 04:45 PM
Many countries have had their currency strengthen against the declining U.S. dollar. While many citizens of those countries are pleased to take advantage of cheaper vacations and imports, the strengthened currency will likely restrict economic growth.
Madoff’s CFO Could Lead Investigators to Co-Conspirators - August 12, 2009 06:00 PM
Frank DiPascali, who oversaw the day-to-day operations of Bernard Madoff’s fraudulent investment business, is reportedly cooperating with federal investigators and may implicate others who participated in the fraud.
Buyers, Sellers, Appraisers Damaged by New Home-Appraisal Policy - July 31, 2009 03:49 PM
A new rule that puts appraisal management companies between brokers and appraisers is threatening to put appraisers out of business, hurting home buyers and sellers in the process.
Summer in the Recession: Affordable Options for Kids - July 07, 2009 03:10 PM
Recession or not, teaching kids to appreciate simple, inexpensive activities is a worthwhile endeavor. This summer, if camp isn’t within your family budget, consider the creative tips and fun ideas suggested by experts on the Web sites below.
Who Are Bernard Madoff’s “Feeders”? - June 23, 2009 02:41 PM
The SEC has filed fraud charges against “feeders” that made millions by passing their clients' money along to disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.
Green-Backed Ventures Mean More Greenbacks - June 17, 2009 07:30 PM
The green energy sector is creating jobs and inspiring ecologically sound investment—and other companies to do likewise.
Canadian Politicos Avert Government Stalemate and New Election - June 17, 2009 06:00 PM
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Party head Michael Ignatieff have reached an agreement to examine employment insurance reform, quieting fears of a summer election.
Weddings Get a New Sparkle - June 15, 2009 07:30 PM
While soon-to-be brides and grooms are trimming their budgets here and there, providers of recession-friendly wedding accoutrements are thriving.
Canada Brands Are Up - June 12, 2009 07:30 PM
Iconic Canadian brands have held strong during the recession, seeing expansion into America and partnership with U.S. companies. Part of the key to their success is making consumers relate to their brands.
When Parents Move in With Adult Children - June 12, 2009 07:30 AM
Due to old age, health trouble, financial instability or something else, many parents are moving in with their adult children. Though transitioning to a two- or three-generation household can be tricky, the tips in this article will help smooth the process.
Tech Sector Sees a Reboot - June 10, 2009 08:00 PM
Thanks in part to today’s tech-savvy youth, the electronics sector is powering forward.
Is the Recession Creating a Hipster Exodus? - June 10, 2009 07:33 AM
Many of the young creative upstarts previously populating bohemian neighborhoods like Brooklyn’s Williamsburg are moving out because their parents can no longer support them.
Grocery Store Sales Remain Robust - June 08, 2009 07:55 PM
Grocery stores, from nationwide chains to local convenience stores, are reporting resilient sales figures. Whatever the economic conditions, people need to eat.
With "Extreme Makeover" Homes, Some Get Foreclosure Instead of Happy Ending - June 05, 2009 08:00 PM
Property taxes, bills, neighborhood pressures and legal issues can add up for some "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" recipients, leading to foreclosure, sale and other trouble.
And Now for Something Completely Different: Emerging Markets - June 05, 2009 07:00 PM
Positive business and financial news of June 5, 2009: Emerging markets are poised to recover well from the recession.
At-Home, On-Command Entertainment Is a Recession Go-To - June 03, 2009 08:00 PM
TiVo and Netflix’s recent performance show how easy access plus affordability means success during the economic downturn.
The Videogame Sector Has Plenty of Lives Left, Say Analysts - June 01, 2009 08:00 PM
Although sales of videogames were sluggish during March and April, investors are voicing their confidence in the industry.
Crazy and Creative Ways to Save - May 28, 2009 10:30 AM
“A penny saved is a penny earned” may seem archaic to us, given the current rate of inflation. But when juxtaposed with the current rate of unemployment, saving even a penny is starting to seem like a really good idea. The bad times have inspired plenty of people to adopt some pretty radical ways to trim the budget.
“Ate” Is Great: Homey Atmosphere, Affordable Prices Keep Restaurants Flush - May 27, 2009 08:00 PM
Thanks to deft management practices and affordable prices, some restaurant chains are weathering the recession well.
Music Remains Viable in a Digital World - May 27, 2009 07:00 PM
The music industry continues to struggle with creating a viable business model for online music. But recent sales figures suggest digital music holds promise for major labels and up-and-coming acts alike.
Family Caregivers Hit Hard by Recession - May 25, 2009 08:00 AM
Many of the 44 million U.S. citizens caring for a loved one have had to cut back on basic necessities or dip into savings to continue care during the faltering economy.
The Recession Can Make You a Better Person - May 20, 2009 05:25 PM
The recession has inspired positive holistic change in American society, and what might be bad for business may actually be good for people.
Credit Card Legislation to Reshape Customer Programs - May 20, 2009 02:30 PM
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have voted in favor of a bill that would curb interest rate and user fee hikes on credit cards. How will this affect credit card holders?
More Analysts See “Sunlight” and “Green Shoots” in Financial Sector - May 18, 2009 07:00 PM
Observers keep saying the economy’s dreary days are coming to an end. Backing up those claims are strong regional bank numbers and Wall Street’s overall rally.
Will the Recession Be Free-Market Capitalism’s Downfall? - May 15, 2009 07:30 AM
As the world struggles with gloomy economic conditions, some free-market proponents are re-examining their views. But are such crises of conscience anything new?
More Brides Throwing DIY Weddings - May 14, 2009 03:55 PM
The recession has thrown a wet veil over some couples’ wedding plans, but tips from “recessionista” planners help brides navigate the taffeta jungle.
Media Sector Has Its Bright Spots - May 13, 2009 07:00 PM
Print media is certainly struggling to find its way at the moment. Yet despite the industry’s troubles, investors see promise within the segment.