Obama Wants to Fight Climate Change with Lasers

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesJuly 29, 2014
The Obama administration is arming cities across the country with lasers to help combat the effects of climate...

The Bank Account That Came In from the Cold

By Joseph H. Cooper,The Fiscal TimesJuly 29, 2014
Plunder laundered into bearer bonds (locked away in “a tight-lipped file”) compounds to a private-equity...

ID Thieves Could Ruin a College Student’s Financial Future

By Marine Cole,The Fiscal TimesJuly 29, 2014
Without much money or assets of their own yet, college students don’t typically worry about identity theft – but a...

Lose Your Keys, Your Wallet, Your Kid? These Apps Can Help

By Natasha Baker,ReutersJuly 29, 2014
Finding misplaced keys, wallets and purses could get easier with new apps that take the guess work out of trying...

Student Debt Relief Scams on the Rise

By Herb Weisbaum,CNBCJuly 29, 2014
Millions of Americans are struggling to pay off their student loans and desperate to find a way to lower those...

How N.J. Blocked $450 Million in Unemployment Fraud

By Jake Grovum,StatelineJuly 29, 2014
Just days after Harold Wirths took office as New Jersey’s labor and workforce development chief in 2010,...

Russian Oligarchs Are Tired of Funding Putin’s Land Grab

By David Francis,The Fiscal TimesJuly 29, 2014
Vladimir Putin has been able to get away with his involvement in Ukraine because the Russian people love him. But...

Why the Senate Will Pass the House’s Highway Bill

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesJuly 29, 2014
With tens of billions of federal highway and bridge construction dollars riding on the outcome, the Senate appears...
Economist Henry Aaron said that in terms of the interaction between Social Security and government borrowing, the recession brought forward “the crossover point” — the year in which tax revenues no longer covered all the costs.

Social Security – The Train Wreck That Doesn’t Need to Happen

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJuly 28, 2014
The Social Security Trustees released their annual report Monday and the news was, well, familiar. The trustees...

Lebron James Could Bring a Half a Billion to Cleveland Economy

By Cork Gaines,Business InsiderJuly 28, 2014
LeBron James is taking his talents home and most Cleveland fans just want a championship. But he may also bring an...

Medicare Gets a 4-Year Reprieve from Bankruptcy

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesJuly 28, 2014
The financial prognosis for Medicare just got a little bit cheerier. Thanks to a significant slowdown in health...

VA Could Get $17 Billion in Rare Compromise Deal

By David Lawder,ReutersJuly 28, 2014
Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise...

GAO Flags FEMA’s Spending Practices

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesJuly 28, 2014
At a time when natural disasters are more expensive than ever, the agency responsible for responding to them is...