A darling of the tea party, Jim DeMint will become head of the Heritage Foundation. He plans to use the position to push for a more conservative government. His departure may help get a budget deal done.
The tattoo removal industry is gaining ground as more people get inked -- and then regret the move as they enter the job market.
The Holy Father, or his social media team, will be sending out messages in 8 languages. Is the Pope ready for the response?
Stocks end the month little changed, but the fiscal cliff will weigh on markets throughout December. Next week's big hurdle will be jobs report for November, due on Friday.
Homeowners love the mortgage deduction. So do real-estate agents and homebuilders. But it costs the government billions in lost tax revenue and may be trimmed back to fix the fiscal-cliff problem.
The anti-tax crusader has already survived serious financial challenges and decades of Washington chicanery. He's not going anywhere.
Confidence, spending and housing prices are up, but so are savings and spirits.
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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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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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