November Deals You Must Know Before Black Friday

By Lindsay Sakraida,dealnews.comOctober 31, 2014
We finally made it to November, one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping. Not surprisingly, many...

ISIS at Top of Agenda When Congress Returns

By Patricia Zengerle,ReutersOctober 31, 2014
When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began...
ISIS' War on Women

How ISIS Wages a Brutal and Hideous War on Women

By Riyadh Mohammed,The Fiscal TimesOctober 31, 2014
“Forgive me … forgive me,” said the Syrian woman wearing an Afghan chador dress to her father a few minutes before...

How To Really Fix Our Student Debt Crisis

By David Dayen,The Fiscal TimesOctober 31, 2014
One of my favorite statistics that nobody knows is that the federal government already spends enough on higher...

A GOP Congress Will Face 12 Million Pleas for Immigration Reform

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesOctober 31, 2014
Immigration reform has been a major topic in the run-up to the midterms, but prospects for legislative progress...
		<p>The  sequester spending cuts account for just 17 percent of the $479 billion Americans spent on gasoline in 2012.</p>

Gas Prices Are About to Hit a Key Symbolic Mark

By Yuval Rosenberg,The Fiscal TimesOctober 30, 2014
Drivers, get pumped. The national average price of gas is set to drop below $3 a gallon on Saturday, marking the...

Want to Earn a Six-Figure Salary? Move to Asia

By Chris Pash,Business InsiderOctober 30, 2014
The quickest way to earn between $200,000 and $300,000 a year may be to become an expatriate in Asia. China has...
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Why the GOP Looks Like a Sure Bet to Take the Senate

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesOctober 30, 2014
In the latest sign Republicans may be wrapping things up in next Tuesday’s midterm election, University of...
If parties and costumes aren’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer to see a good scary movie.  Last year the Halloween box office grossed $83.77 million domestically.  Just last weekend horror tent-pole Paranormal Activity 3 grossed over $52 million, a record

The Frightening Numbers Behind Our Halloween Fun

By Marine Cole,The Fiscal TimesOctober 30, 2014
Before you put on your Elvis suit for Halloween, check out these scary numbers that show how much you contribute...

The U.S.’s $7 Billion War on Drugs Helped Grow Afghanistan’s Heroin Biz

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesOctober 30, 2014
Instead of eradicating opium production in Afghanistan, the U.S. government’s massive $7.6 billion war on drugs in...

The U.S. Shale Boom May Be Shorter Than Predicted

By Nick Cunningham,Oilprice.comOctober 30, 2014
A new study has cast serious doubt on whether the much-ballyhooed U.S. shale oil and gas revolution has long-term...
		<p>Face it: You might not ever cash in airline miles for a ticket. That's why some experienced fliers opt for affinity cards or programs with perks that make their trips easier right now, says Douglas Stallings, senior editor for cruises and resorts at

When It's Worth Springing for the Travel Upgrade

By Laura Vogel,LearnVestOctober 30, 2014
Whether you’re a road warrior who spends more days out of town than at home, or you take pleasure-only getaways,...

Good GDP Numbers Put U.S. at Top of a Middling Heap

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesOctober 30, 2014
The U.S. grew at a solid 3.5 percent annualized rate in the third quarter, which economists took as a sign that...