IN THE BLACK Living Within Your Means
There may be circumstances that come up where it is necessary to take money from your emergency fund or borrow money but in most cases it is important to live within your means. If your financial c... Posted on 5/22/13 at 6:57 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Hong Kong: From Me to You
Okay. So after Macau last week, now it's time to jump over to the other side of the delta to see the other recently-handed-over, former Western colony in these parts:
It's a place weve al... Posted on 4/14/12 at 9:47 AM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Whether your tax refund is $500 or $3,500, it can mean a real impact on your personal and financial well-being.Before you spend your refund on a flat-screen TV or an iPad, try to think through your ... Posted on 1/28/12 at 10:51 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND State releases results of oil cities' housing studies
UPDATED (You can find the Williston report today (Dec. 28) on the Jamestown Sun's website)
BISMARCKState officials hope a recently-completed study of housing needs in western North Dakotas oil countr... Posted on 12/27/10 at 6:34 PM
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cypriot government was struggling Tuesday to gain parliamentary support for a plan to confiscate a part of people's bank deposits, a deeply unpopular scheme that needs to be passed if the country is to qualify for an international bailout and avoid financial disaster.
The world's markets may believe that the worst of the financial crisis in Europe is over after three turbulent years, but those people who control the purse strings of the world's businesses are not breathing any easier.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.
Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writer
, September 12, 2012
During the last several years, small businesses have continued to be a big part of the U.S. economy.
“Small businesses have been noted as being the source of most new jobs and the core of economic growth,” said Glenn Muske, rural and agribusiness enterprise development specialist for the North Dakota State University Extension Service. As the U.S. slowly moves out of the recent recessionary period, small businesses again are being looked to as drivers of future growth.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday created a financial watchdog agency and issued new laws to fight money laundering and terrorist financing in a major effort to shed its image as a tax haven that for years has been mired in secrecy and scandal.
WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.
A year in the making and 22 months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a worldwide panic in credit and other markets, the bill cleared its final hurdle with a 60-39 Senate vote. It now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, expected as early as Wednesday.
By Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press
, July 16, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — A private research group's gauge of future U.S. economic activity unexpectedly slipped in April, the first decline in more than a year and a sign that growth could slow this summer, weighing on hiring.
Days of high-decibel partisanship yielded to slightly more subdued accusations as the Senate lurched into action Thursday on legislation reining in Wall Street and risky investments that nearly wrecked the economy in 2008.
Congress has more work to do. As critical as reforming our health insurance system is to stabilizing the nation’s long-term economic outlook, it is just as vital that Congress reform and strengthen the rules by which our nation’s financial services industry operates.
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