To fix the economy, first fix the housing market.

Is this a great country or what? At the start of last year, a friend of mine, the proprietor of a small business that has suffered badly in the recession, entered a trial mortgage-modification program. A few months later the bank told him that his application for a government-assisted refinancing rate had been turned down […]

Solyndra bankruptcy may not be a total loss

During the weeks of nasty congressional hearings and even nastier columns in the press since solar panel maker Solyndra declared bankruptcy, it’s been widely assumed that the debacle cost the government over half a billion dollars.

90% of Americans say economy stinks

Three years after a financial crisis pushed the country deep into recession, an overwhelming number of Americans — 90% — say that economic conditions remain poor.

TARP lawyers have some explaining to do

Treasury paid five law firms more than $27 million in fees to create contracts governing the TARP bailout of Wall Street banks, but law firms did a poor job of explaining what they did with the money, a watchdog said.

Economic growth weak … but better

Economic growth remained very weak in the second quarter, but was slightly better than previously thought, according to the government’s final reading on U.S. economic health.

Secrets to acing a job interview

Most job search advice is offered by so-called 'experts’ who aren’t actually responsible for hiring anyone. But hiring managers at major employers are on the front lines of the job market crisis. They screen thousands of applicants a week and are in a unique position to reveal what job seekers are doing wrong, and what […]

How to create jobs

Congress is clearly divided on what needs to be done to jumpstart the ailing job market. But it seems that economists are fairly split too.

Czy warto udzielać gwarancji na fakturze VAT?

Podstawowe informacje jakie powinna zawierać faktura zostały szczegółowo wskazane w rozporządzeniu Ministra Finansów z dnia 28 marca 2011 r. w sprawie zwrotu podatku niektórym podatnikom, wystawiania faktur, sposobu ich przechowywania oraz listy towarów i usług, do których nie mają zastosowania zwolnienia od podatku od towarów i usług (Dz.U. 2011 nr 68 poz. 360). Wielu przedsiębiorców […]

Postal workers rally to fight layoffs

Postal worker unions organized 492 rallies across the nation on Tuesday afternoon intended to convince lawmakers to save the U.S. Postal Service, without layoffs and cutbacks.

Financially-strapped cities cut jobs, services

Belt-tightening continued in cities across the United States in 2011, as fiscal crunches forced local governments to cut back. City revenues are projected to decline 2.3% by the end of 2011, according to a new report from the National League of Cities released Tuesday, marking the fifth straight year of declines.