Twinkie maker is in the fight for its life.
Now that the carrier has filed for bankruptcy protection, here's what you need to know.
A Michigan city couldn't pay $4 million in past-due bills, so the power company took out most of the streetlight poles to settle the debt.
Consumers who are overwhelmed by debt have more options than the government does to fix the problem.
There are no guarantees how long it will be good, and every moment you wait, the pickings get slimmer.
Perhaps regular folks can learn some lessons on what not to do with money as the McCourt financial drama plays out.
A little-known provision in bankruptcy law has been used in hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of Bay Area cases to eliminate second mortgages.
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All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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