Chris Arnold appears in the following:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.
Friday, August 01, 2014
States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
The job market improved in June, as employers added 288,000 workers to their payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent. In another welcome development, the ranks of the long-term unemployed declined.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission says the illegal charges were for premium services customers didn't order. T-Mobile says the suit is unfounded, and that it stopped billing for the services last year.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White has unveiled a set of initiatives aimed at better oversight of Wall Street. The SEC is looking to step up regulation of high-speed trading.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Russia and China have agreed on a deal that will send hundreds of billions of dollars of gas to China. The deal includes the construction of pipelines that will move the gas from Russian fields to Chinese cities. Construction will take at least four years.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The biggest U.S. banks are still foreclosing on homeowners who qualify for new loans, according to a coalition of non-profits. That's despite settlements aimed at preventing unnecessary foreclosures.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A top federal regulator for the U.S. housing market signaled some big changes for government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The changes likely mean lending will be expanded.
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Obama administration is trying to gain more support for a bipartisan bill to dramatically reshape the housing finance industry. Others say the bill would weaken affordable housing regulations.
Friday, May 02, 2014
There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security had told Americans to stop using the browser until a fix was issued.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.
Monday, April 21, 2014
More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Bankers, regulators and politicians met in Boston to discuss the future of the financial system. At issue: Why did regulators fail to prevent the crisis that pushed the country into recession?