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Real Estate Agents Learning Fine Art Of 'Cash For Keys'

Posted: 10/23/2011 - When Mary Poland-Smith went into real estate 14 years ago, she never imagined that part of her job would involve handing out “cash for keys,” to persuade former home owners or renters to vacate their premises.

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Lawmakers Open To Changes In Military Benefits

Posted: 10/23/2011 - The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.

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US manufacturers are making one thing - profits

Posted: 10/22/2011 - The last few years have been tough on many Americans who work in the manufacturing industry, but they haven't been nearly as tough on the manufacturers’ profits.

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Cain Could Benefit Handsomely From '9-9-9'

Posted: 10/16/2011 - Presidential candidate Herman Cain made over a dozen stock sales over the past year and a half that earned him between $230,000 and $1.3 million in capital gains — income that would not be taxed at all under his “9-9-9” plan, according to his own financial disclosure statement reviewed by NBC News.

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Hiring Uptick Not Enough To Ease Recession Fears

Posted: 10/08/2011 - Five years into the worst downturn since the Great Depression of Lewis' era, the latest economic data offer little solace to the 14 million Americans who can't find work.

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Day 5 For Bank Of America Website Problems

Posted: 10/04/2011 - Bank of America's consumer online banking service was slow for a fifth day Tuesday, and the bank still wasn't saying what the problem was.

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Layoffs To Hit Kinston

Updated: 10/03/2011 - MasterBrand will start laying off workers at their plant in Kinston this week.

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Senate Votes Down House Disaster Aid Bill

Posted: 09/24/2011 - The Senate voted Friday to reject House-passed legislation to extend disaster aid and government funding, setting up an impasse that could threaten a government shutdown.

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Investors Fear Governments Can't Stop New Recession

Posted: 09/24/2011 - Global stock markets fell in lockstep this week because investors all share a common fear: The world is slipping back into recession and governments around the world are powerless to stop it.

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Recession's Second Act Would Be Worse Than The First

Posted: 09/23/2011 - Fresh evidence of a global economic slowdown has raised fears that governments around the world may be powerless to reverse it. If the world does fall into back into recession, it could be much harder to escape than the contraction that ended in 2009.

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Want To Go To College, Kid? Check The Home Value

Posted: 09/21/2011 - When home values go up, so does the likelihood those households will send their kids to college. That surprising result of new research may not bode well for kids now reaching college age, several years into a deep real estate slump.

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Obama Tax Plan To Demand More Of Millionaires

Updated: 09/18/2011 - President Obama on Monday will call for a new minimum tax rate for individuals making more than $1 million a year to ensure that they pay at least the same percentage of their earnings as middle-income taxpayers, according to administration officials.

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For USPS To Survive, It Needs To Act Like A Business

Posted: 09/17/2011 - No CEO of a struggling business would propose a turnaround that hinged on degrading the service of its flagship product, but that's essentially what the U.S. Postal Service is doing with its cost-cutting proposals.

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12,000 Tax Cheats Come Clean Under IRS Program

Posted: 09/16/2011 - About 12,000 tax cheats have come clean under a program that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday.

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New Unemployment Claims Jump

Posted: 09/15/2011 - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits last week jumped to the highest level in three months, a sign that layoffs could be increasing.

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Bank Of America Considering Huge Job Cuts

Posted: 09/10/2011 - Bank of America is considering cutting at least 10 percent of its work force as part of a massive restructuring, according to published reports.

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Scores Charged In $295 Million Rash Of Medicare Fraud Schemes

Posted: 09/08/2011 - Ninety-one suspects, including doctors and nurses, have been charged in connection with a new rash of healthcare fraud schemes aimed at bilking the government out of about $295 million, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.

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