The credit crunch has sent Americans of all ages scrambling to reassess their personal economic situation – including baby boomers who may have assumed they were on the cusp of enjoying their golden years in relative wealth.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "misguided policies" led to the Great Depression lasting far longer than it should have, according to two UCLA economists.
Some people are not convinced that new guidelines introduced by the FBI in the final weeks of the Bush administration will adequately protect American’s civil liberties.
The government now has the green light to begin a limited version of a satellite surveillance program that provides imagery of the U.S. to federal, state and local authorities.
Congress’ approval of a $700 billion rescue package for financial institutions will not prevent more banks from failing in the coming year, analysts have suggested.
Despite a health scare in which tens of thousands of Chinese babies have fallen ill due to melamine in their formula, the Food and Drug Administration has said that products containing small amounts of the chemical are not dangerous for adults.
We expect hospitals to use disinfectants and other cleaning products to kill germs and protect us, but new researchers suggest this practice – if administered incorrectly – could have dangerous consequences.
Those who are seriously ill may want to think twice about entering a hospital in the southern U.S., following the results of a new study.
Following the passage of a revised $700 billion bailout package by Congress, some people may be wondering what made certain representatives change their vote.
Legislation introduced by three lawmakers this week aims to create stronger measures to protect the privacy of those who are traveling across borders.
Investors are continuing to withdraw their cash from money market funds, despite a promise by the Treasury Department that these funds would be temporarily insured.
Over-the-counter cold medicines for children have come under fire from some doctors and health experts, who claim they are not safe for youngsters.
Recent news about toxins in plastic bottles, the water supply and common household cleaning products may cause people to feel a bit helpless about how to protect themselves against dangerous chemicals.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that gives a state office the right to fine hospitals that do not adequately protect patient privacy.
Dan Fuss of Boston-based Loomis Sayles has advised investors that U.S. investment-grade corporate bonds currently offer an outstanding opportunity that should not be missed by those looking to grow their wealth, Reuters reports.
More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for at least one violation of federal standards last year, according to a Health and Human Services Department report.
A probe has begun to investigate the full extent of surveillance practiced by Maryland state police, who have already admitted to tracking certain activist groups.
Those who were counting on the equity in their homes to provide them with wealth in their later years may be watching the housing market with a careful eye.
The current economic turmoil on Wall Street makes it more difficult than ever to know where to store your precious cash.
The government’s $700 billion bailout of troubled financial institutions may actually end up benefiting taxpayers in the long run, analysis by Barron’s has claimed.
People who rely on a number of specialty biotech drugs to treat their health conditions saw prices rise by 8.7 percent last year, an AARP investigation found.
America’s largest internet service providers have told the Senate Commerce Committee that they do not engage in behavior that infringes on customers’ privacy.
Health risks connected with cell phone use have not adequately been explored, an expert has warned a congressional subcommittee.