Another international lender pledges no more coal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) The U.S. Export-Import Bank has joined the growing list of international financial institutions that will no longer finance coal projects abroad. Ex-Im is the official export more…

Braces, glasses cost more under Obamacare

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKETWATCH) Here’s something your orthodontist is not smiling about: a new tax rule raised the cost of braces this year. Thanks to a change from the Affordable Care more…

Martha Stewart fires 100 employees

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) Martha Stewart gave the phrase “home for the holidays” a whole new twist Thursday when the well-compensated chairwoman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia axed about more…

Venture capital bets big on Bitcoin

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Silicon Valley is ramping up its real money bets on the virtual money Bitcoin. Andreessen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm, announced on Thursday that more…

EU agrees to 'bail-in' rules for deposits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Irish Times) The European Union has agreed new regulations that will permit deposits of more than €100,000 to be bailed-in in future bank failures, though governments can request more…

The branding of Nelson Mandela

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Will the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at age 95, be cheapened by all kinds of consumer goods? "From political posters to more…

Solyndra corruption madness coming to your neighborhood

by Aaron Klein -- President Obama’s new staff adviser, senior progressive strategist John Podesta, has been spearheading a push for massive new federal funds to finance local “clean energy” projects nationwide, WND more…

Laser-beam debt killing

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, What would you recommend for 401(k) contributions while getting out of debt? Chaz Dear Chaz, I recommend putting a temporary stop to investing while you're getting more…