Student debt stifling home sales

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BUSINESSWEEK) — Roshell Schenck has a Ph.D. in pharmacy and earns $125,000 a year. Yet, because she has more than $110,000 in student loan debt, counselors have told more…

Green company gets $390 million, lays off 125

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — A123 Systems, an electric car battery company once touted as a stimulus "success story" by former Gov. Jennifer Granhom, D-Mich., has laid off 125 employees more…

Buffett: I was 'dead wrong' on housing market

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Saturday that he was "dead wrong" with a prediction that the U.S. housing market would begin to recover by now, but he remains more…

How counterfeiting keeps N. Korea afloat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- U.S. negotiators are heading into a second day of what have been dubbed "serious and substantial" talks with North Korean officials. Yet amidst all the discussion of how more…

Having older employees 'better for business'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Having employees between the ages of 45 and 67 increases a business' productivity, the German government announced on Tuesday in a report examining age-equality in the workplace. The more…

How to profit from the Oscars online

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Traders have solidified their positions on the Oscar prediction markets — and if the wisdom of crowds holds true, Sunday will be a big night for "The Artist," more…

Pay-what-you-like hotels?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Hotels in Fribourg, western Switzerland, are offering customers the chance to determine the prices they want to pay for their rooms. Eight hotels in Fribourg will start the more…

Obama accused of ignoring security in plane deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Jack Minor A former congressman is warning Barack Obama is playing politics instead of watching over national security by manipulating a military aviation contract to be awarded more…

By 2-1, Americans prefer spending cuts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A new poll from AP-GfK reveals that while Americans like the idea of the wealthy pitching a little more of their lucre into the pot used to pay more…