The Left’s Not-So-Secret Agenda for Bailing Out Union Pensions

The administration and congressional democrats are teaming up to force a taxpayer bailout of private unions’ underfunded and over-promised pension benefits.   (more...)

4 Good Reasons for Retirees to Maintain Strong Credit

A good credit score may come in handy when you -- and others -- need it most. (more...)

Obama Credits Self for Economic Recovery — ‘Smart Decisions Early in My Presidency’

In his weekly address released Saturday morning, President Barack Obama credited himself for the economic recovery throughout the country and specifically pointed to (more...)

Goldman Flags $1 Trillion Reason for Fed to Go Slow on Rates

Lurking in the bond market is a $1 trillion reason for the Federal Reserve to go slow on interest-rate increases.That's how much bondholders stand to lose if Treasury yields rise unexpectedly by 1 percentage point (more...)

Ugly jobs report is even worse than it looks

The job market went ker-plop in May, which should send new college graduates to the beaches instead of gainful employment and their tuition-paying parents to psychiatrists.   (more...)

94,708,000: Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force

There were 94,708,000 Americans not participating in the labor force in May, an increase of 664,000 individuals from the previous month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.   (more...)

Obama’s Message To Middle America: The Economy Is Doing Great, And If You Don’t Think So, You’re Dumb

If Shakespeare were around today, he’d probably say that “the president protests too much, me thinks.”   (more...)

The Problem With the Government’s New Small Dollar Loan Regulation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its long-awaited rule proposal to regulate small dollar lenders such as those who provide payday loans. (more...)

Thirteen of 23 Co-Ops Created Under Obamacare Have Failed

Ohio’s InHealth Mutual co-op announced last week that it is going out of business, making it the 13th co-op to fail out of the 23 that were created under Obamacare.   (more...)

Obamacare, Executive Power and the Rule of Law: Megan McArdle

Obamacare makes insurers reduce out of pocket costs, like deductibles, to low-income people who purchase qualifying plans. (more...)

This is how budget airlines are so cheap

Given that all airlines are in the business of strapping people into seats and transporting them from A to B, I’ve always found it surprising that budget airlines can do the same thing for a third of the price of big carriers   (more...)

Why aren’t you shopping for lower prescription drug prices?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people don't shop for lower prescription drug prices. They should, especially now that there are easier ways to do so. (more...)

Best-Run States Are Heavily Republican, Study Finds

The ten most financially sound states in the country are all heavily Republican, while all but one of the ten worst states are heavily Democratic. That’s according to a ranking of states in a new report from the Mercatus Center at George (more...)

4 Retirement Lessons Rolled From a Rock

If people want to engage me and discuss retirement planning, the request I have is for them to take time and think back to their first memories around money. (more...)

The AG’s Guide to Ruining Business and Slowing State Growth

Those seeking to understand why millions of Americans support Donald Trump’s anti-government positions need look no further (more...)

ZUCKED UP: Why Silicon Valley is Scared to Death of Trump Part 1

California's high-tech business wizards like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. (more...)

Forget the Staycation: Low-Cost Gasoline Revives Road Trip

The staycation is dead. Long live the great American road trip.Drivers will use 2.2 percent more gasoline this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day than they did in 2015, according to Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBud (more...)

Chuck Todd: I Don’t Think Hillary Could Be Confirmed To Be AG Because of Email Conduct

On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said that he doesn’t think Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (more...)

As Government Regulations Grow, Business Opportunities Shrink

A recent study by The Heritage Foundation revealed that President Barack Obama has created a whopping total of 20,642 regulations during his presidency. And as we approach his final year in office, we face an additional 2,000 proposed rules (more...)

$50 oil makes this US driller more optimistic, plans on adding rigs

Pioneer Natural Resources is planning for the return of five to 10 rigs once it is confident the upturn in oil is more sustainable. (more...)

Gabby Giffords’s Group Pays ‘7-Figure’ Sum for Ad Against Pro-Gun Senator

Gabby Giffords's gun control group -- Americans for Responsible Solutions -- is spending seven figures to air an ad against pro-gun Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). (more...)

ObamaCare Premiums To Spike In Swing States Florida, Pennsylanvia

Mostly bad news continues to roll in on ObamaCare premium hikes requested for 2017, with the latest out of Pennsylvania, where insurers are seeking rate increases of 24% for 500,000 individual market customers. That follows recent news (more...)

Agents Say Real Estate Market Isn’t as Fun as It Used to Be

Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse. (more...)

Congress’s Puerto Rico Bill Is Not a ‘Conservative Win’

Congress’s latest attempt to address the Puerto Rico debt crisis is winning applause in some conservative quarters. The Wall Street Journal editorialized favorably, claiming that PROMESA, the acronym for H.R.  5278, “applie (more...)

House spending bill takes swipes at FCC rules

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee are pushing a spending bill that would temporarily block a slate of controversial regulations at the Federal Communications Commission. The panel’s Financial Service and General G (more...)