Business and Economy
Spanish officials say the country loses a lot of economic productivity when it has holidays fall during the middle of the week. To combat that, they're going to try moving all holidays to Mondays.
Over the summer, 24/7 Wall Street predicted 10 brands that wouldn't survive to 2013. One of them was Sears and as the company's earning suffer and it prepares to close stores, it's worth looking at how some of the others have fared....
Many who work in Britain's financial services sector are feeling the weight of public antipathy and failure and it's driven people to substance abuse and even illness. But they're unlikely to find much sympathy among an outraged public....
Economists are also studying whether the dramatic concentration of wealth at the top is an indication of an economic collapse, a cause of an economic collapse or just a mere coincidence, as they study the concentration of wealth now, compared to 1928....
Scam artists are trying to take advantage of the holiday season to get your personal information. Audri Lanford from Scambusters.org has information on some of the biggest scams and best ways to avoid them....
Standard & Poor's, the debt rating agency that downgrades U.S. debt this summer has issued a warning that France, Germany and 13 other European Union countries, those using the Euro, may see their credit ratings reduced....
Sales on Black Friday broke records. Sales on Cyber Monday broke records. The American consumer is spending again, but economists say it's not necessarily something to get too excited about....
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, announced Tuesday morning that the company had filed bankruptcy in New York. American is the last major legacy U.S. carrier to seek the help of the courts to reduce costs. The airline said operations will continue normally through the process....
Target stores across the country will be opening early this year: at midnight. They're joining a trend of stores opening earlier and earlier, but one employee wants you to help him say no....
Keli Carender in Seattle held one of the first protests to be considered part of the Tea Party Movement. Today, she remains committed to the group and is optimistic about its future....
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