Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 2:43 pm
By Kay Bell ·

In previous Olympics events, some members of Congress proposed a tax break for the games’ medalists. This year, such a bill has finally cleared one chamber.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Radar and other technology can keep a watchful eye on people, allowing them to live independently but safely.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell ·

It looks like the expired tax breaks known as extenders are finally on their way to approval. But the deal is only for the 2014 tax year. Further action will be needed in 2015.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:05 pm
By Christina Couch ·

The Senate has passed a bill to tie the student loan rate to the 10-year Treasury note. But critics question how much it will really help students.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announced yesterday that he will not be seeking another term as chief.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:08 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

One might as well forget trying to send to the halls of Congress a last-minute gift of long-stemmed roses, or candy or whatever else might strike one’s romantic fancy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:01 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

U.S. Senate Banking Committee considers whether to go forward with Basel III capital requirements for U.S. banks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:36 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Federal banking regulators tell U.S. Senate Banking Committee Basel III capital standards still a work in progress.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:58 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was on the hot seat today as senators grilled him on Libor, QE3 and the state of the economy.

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