What Retirees Fear Most of All

By Michael Hodin,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014

New research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that the...

Here’s What Your Supermarket Will Look Like in 50 Years

By Marine Cole,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
A New York-based food design agency has envisioned what your grocery store will look like in 2065, and you’ll only...

A Bold New Plan to Fix the Retirement Savings Mess

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
The greatest fear of many Americans is that they won’t have enough money for retirement. Just over half – or 53...

Poverty Rates Finally Edge Down from Peak

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
Poverty rates are beginning to decline from a post-Great Recession high, but the process will be slow, and if...
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Here’s Proof We’re Losing the Arms Race to Russia and China

By David Francis,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
U.S. defense spending dwarfs rivals China and Russia. But the nature of how this money is spent gives Russia and...

Obama to Send 3,000 Troops to Liberia to Combat Ebola

By TOM MILES,ReutersSeptember 16, 2014
The United States announced on Tuesday that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part...

Pot Revenue Isn’t As High As Anticipated

By Adrienne Lu,StatelineSeptember 16, 2014
When voters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, D.C., Florida and Guam head to the polls in November to decide whether...

Obama Likely to Get $500M to Fight ISIS Before Congress Bolts

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
Lawmakers returned to work Monday to get an early start on a week likely to be punctuated by grave matters of war...
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Fannie and Freddie—Financial Zombies That Deserve a Burial

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be dead companies walking, but the federal government is the only thing that can...

Alibaba IPO Investors Should Be Careful What They Wish For

By Suzanne McGee,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
If Jack Ma has his way, this week’s IPO of Alibaba Group, China’s online retailing behemoth, will blow away the...

Can New Economic Thinking Solve the Next Crisis?

By Mark Thoma,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 16, 2014
Efforts such as Rethinking Economics and The Institute for New Economic Thinking are noteworthy attempts to, as...

GM Made ‘Incredibly Poor’ Decisions on Recalls: Safety Chief

By Marilyn W. Thompson and Paul Lienert,ReutersSeptember 15, 2014
The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co. for not promptly reporting and recalling...

America's Tax System Is Almost as Bad as France’s: Study

By Yuval Rosenberg,The Fiscal TimesSeptember 15, 2014
A study from the free market Tax Foundation finds that the U.S. system is the third least competitive among the...