4th of July Fireworks over Manhattan

Fourth of July: By the Numbers

By Millie Dent,The Fiscal TimesJuly 4, 2015
Fire up that grill and start flipping those beef patties, Americans! Your annual Fourth of July cookout will cost...

Why Retirement Is a Fantasy for Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers

By Chris Metinko,MainStreetJuly 4, 2015
Generation X-ers have been called many things , but Heath Holmes can attest to the fact that “worry-free” is not...

The Declaration of Independence

By Thomas JeffersonJuly 4, 2015
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. When in the Course...

Five Scary Takeaways from Dempsey’s Final Defense Assessment

By Eric Pianin,The Fiscal TimesJuly 3, 2015
In his farewell analysis of national military strategy, retiring chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey...
Puerto Rico and U.S. flags flutter on a building that once belonged to a restaurant in San Juan

Could Puerto Rico Be Saved by Becoming the 51st State?

By Ryan Cooper,TheWeek.comJuly 3, 2015
Though the debt crisis in Greece is eating up most of the media oxygen, a somewhat similar crisis is happening in...
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is surrounded by the media as he leaves the Finance Ministry building in Athens, Greece, July 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

At the Crossroads: Inside the Failed Greek Debt Negotiations

By Renee Maltezou, Elizabeth Pineau and Andreas Rinke,ReutersJuly 3, 2015
It was a small room with a plain wooden table a few feet wide. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on one...
Same-store sales up in May, but shoppers careful

The Best Sales at Major Retailers for July 4th

By Kristin Colella,MainStreetJuly 2, 2015
"With liberty and sales for all!" O.K., those aren't exactly the closing words from the Pledge of Allegiance, but...

Mediocre Jobs Report Sends Mixed Signals to Federal Reserve

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJuly 2, 2015
The U.S. economy continued its aggravatingly slow recovery from the Great Recession in June, leaving economists in...
Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to supporters during a back-yard reception in Bedford, New Hampshire, June 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Running Out of Allies: The Mad Rush to Dump Trump

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJuly 2, 2015
The vanity presidential candidate Donald Trump is running out of allies, as everyone from B-List celebrities to...
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush waves as he arrives to address a legislative luncheon held as part of the "Road to Majority" conference in Washington

Bush, Like Clinton, Cashed In Big Time After Leaving Office

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesJuly 2, 2015
If the 2016 presidential race eventually boils down to another Bush versus another Clinton, the two top contenders...
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, America’s Greece, Is an Opportunity for the GOP

By Edward Morrissey,The Fiscal TimesJuly 2, 2015
The travails of the European Union and its efforts to maintain a unity of fiscal policy continued this week with...

Why Oil Prices Are Tumbling Again

By BARANI KRISHNAN,ReutersJuly 1, 2015
U.S. crude prices fell 4 percent on Wednesday, posting their biggest daily drop since April after oil stockpiles...
Soccer: Women's World Cup-Semifinal-United States at Germany

As U.S. Women Advance, World Cup Ticket Prices Take Off

By Jacob Pramuk,CNBCJuly 1, 2015
The United States women's soccer team is riding high into this weekend's World Cup final—and ticket prices are...