Help! Dad's asking me for money

by Dave Ramsey -- Dear Dave, My parents have always had financial problems, and they recently lost their home. They have a place to live, but since that time my father has more…

Detroit files for bankruptcy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Detroit News) The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday afternoon, culminating a decades-long slide that transformed the nation's iconic industrial town more…

Are you 'cooking the books'?

by Garth Kant -- [ooyala code="Jnb3lkZDr220i3egWYl81tYH8911g2sb"] Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., wants to know: How in the world has the federal government not reported any increase in the national debt in 56 days? more…

House votes to delay Obamacare mandates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9zZDBlZDooXuZWU0okqjPC85vGZExR6P"] Under the threat of a presidential veto, House Republicans have voted to postpone implementation of Obamacare's individual and employer mandates. The administration announced earlier this month more…

Housing starts plunge to lowest level in year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — The residential real-estate rebound suffered a setback in June as housing starts unexpectedly fell to the lowest level in almost a year, curbing how much construction more…

'Google Earth on every financial transaction'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="NucXZkZDqql6un_fntBdA47JZ1A56ROM"] (CNSNEWS) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) more…

CVS won't sell Rolling Stone with bomber

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BOSTON.COM) — Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, along with an accompanying profile more…

$128,000 in socks at U.S.-Mexico border

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE SMOKING GUN) — How much cash can you stuff in your socks? Federal agents allege that a California man had a whopping $128,547 hidden in his hosiery more…