Asian shares weaker as investors await economic data

Stock markets in Asia were treading water in holiday-thinned trading Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy.



Hartford looking to state to help prevent bankruptcy

Leaders of financially strapped Hartford are struggling to persuade state legislators facing their own budget crisis to come up with tens of millions of dollars in additional aid to help the city avoid bankruptcy and ultimately become economically stable.


Greece: Creditors must deliver on promise to lighten debt

Greece's finance minister insisted Monday that the country had met all its reform commitments, and that it was now up to international creditors to agree on how to make Greece's debt sustainable and help the nation emerge from its financial crisis.


Be Careful What You Believe: The Prison of Two Ideas

By James E. Wilson via I recently came across a provocative article written by Greg Gutfeld titled “The Prison of Two Ideas” .  While the article is mostly about political beliefs, the main theme carries over to the world of investing and personal finance as well. As Gutfeld explains, in modern parlance, you are either for or against…

BA travel problems enter 3rd day as most services resume

Travelers with airlines in the British Airways group faced a third day of delays and cancellations, mainly on short-haul routes and in smaller numbers than over the weekend, when the company suffered a colossal IT failure.