This afternoon, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will face the press, sitting for one of his quarterly news conferences. But why wait until 2:30, when the press conference begins? We at Wonkblog are here to offer you a preview of … Continue reading
China may soon get its very own tax on carbon emissions. That’s the latest scuttlebutt from state-owned news service Xinhua, which noted that the levy would be part of a broader effort to improve the country’s environment. Read full article … Continue reading
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Sunday that the government and the Bank of Japan were getting closer to an agreement on a joint statement on monetary policy expected to be issued next week.
LONDON (Reuters) – Just as you learn to put up with a nagging toothache, this week is expected to provide fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is getting used to life on the edge of the fiscal cliff.
Those who have resolved to lose weight in 2013 should consider getting a little help from their friends through Fitocracy, one of the leading fitness apps on the market. This app lets you easily track your workouts and share your … Continue reading
All week, Congress has been bickering over a $ 60 billion aid package for super-storm Sandy. It started when the House GOP failed to take up the bill last session, triggering angry outbursts from Republicans in the Northeast. “Shame on … Continue reading
Here they go again. It took only a couple of weeks, but already the glow has begun to wear off those post-election promises to put ideological and partisan differences aside in order to reach a grand bargain on the budget … Continue reading
Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants to raise revenue, what can it do? One answer: Pass a carbon tax. A relatively moderate-sized carbon tax could raise $ 1.25 trillion over the next decade, … Continue reading
Passy: How a self-confessed cheapskate went the extra mile for more savings.
College skepticism is everywhere these days. Megan McArdle had a Newsweek cover story arguing that the benefit was decreasing, especially for workers on the margins. Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is literally paying kids to drop out. Read full article >>