It’s highly unlikely that Congress will reform Social Security any time soon.
But there is a near-term cash crunch in one part of Social Security that lawmakers must resolve in the next year or two.
Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It’s the privacy world’s version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They’re sold on the black market, and the exposure puts us at higher risk of fraud and identity theft. 06.13.14
When the Labor Department releases the data on jobs created in May, the figures are expected to show that, for the first time, the total number of jobs has surpassed the level when the U.S. entered recession in December 2007. The U.S. is just 113,000 jobs away from the previous peak reached in January 2008. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect a 210,000 gain. 06.05.14
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The U.S. economy contracted by 1% in the first quarter to mark the biggest decline in three years, hampered by harsh winter weather that disrupted business operations and construction on residential and commercial properties, according to newly revised government figures.
Washington — The Internal Revenue Service announced the successful start of its new web-based system — IRS Direct Pay — on IRS.gov, which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or pre-registration.
Americans tend to do most of their shopping during just a couple days of the week — and that’s a big mistake if they want to save money.
Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.07 million, up from 947,000 in March, the Census Bureau said Friday.
Economists had predicted a rate of 980,000, according to the median forecast in Action Economics’ survey.
The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply for the second straight week, touching the lowest level since May 2007, but at least part of the drop probably stemmed from lingering seasonal affects tied to a late Easter holiday.
The National Association of Realtors published median single-family existing home prices across the major metropolitan areas for the first quarter of 2014. Clicking on the map above will show prices (in thousands of dollars) over the last three years, as well as the first quarter, and the percentage change in prices from last year.
U.S. manufacturing companies expanded in April at the fastest pace since the end of last year, a survey of executives found. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 54.9% last month from 53.7% in March, marking the highest level since December.