Consumers continue to use more credit
The Federal Reserve's monthly report shows consumer credit rose by $6.51 billion in April, the eighth month in a row that it has risen. It follows a $12.4 billion gain in March.
Public workers in fiscal, political bull's eye
This has been a difficult year for government workers across the country, who are fighting uphill battles to hang on to their pensions and stable salaries — and it's not over yet.
Wedding season: Make it stop already!
Wedding planning has just about pushed Grace Kim over the edge. Already she's bought an expensive dress, organized myriad events, scouted locations, mulled color schemes, agonized over tiny details and played referee between between warring factions of friends. And she's not even the one getting married.
Lawmakers press Zuckerberg on Facebook users under 13
Facebook is taking heat from U.S. lawmakers after reports that the company is exploring ways to let children under 13 onto its social network.
Slowdown short of recession seen for third year
The U.S. economy looks set to deliver a repeat performance in 2012: for the third straight year, it may suffer a swoon yet not slip into a recession.
For hackers, software flaws offer keys to government, business computers
As hackers and spies ramp up attacks on U.S. computer networks, government and business leaders are rushing to build better defenses — and preparing for digital battles online.
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Whites earn more than three-fourths of nation's income
Whites took home a disproportionate share of income through the recession and slow recovery, but minorities are slowly starting to catch up, a new analysis of census data shows.
Slate: Facebook smartphone? Dumb idea
When you puzzle out the economics of Facebook's possible entry into the smartphone market, you inevitably come out scratching your head. How could they possibly make money from the phone business?
Slate: When no one will hire you, start a business
With unemployment at 8.1 percent, and nearly half that number jobless for more than six months, the temptation to hire yourself when no one will hire you has rarely been stronger.
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