In the face of a persistent gender pay gap, researchers and women's advocates are focusing on one little-discussed part of the problem: Women simply don't ask for more money.There are many reasons why, despite widespread gains in the workplace, women still earn on average just 78 cents to
The Obama administration was supposed to offer a restructuring plan for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by Monday, but the plan has been delayed at least until mid-February as policymakers struggle to define what the future of mortgage financing should look like.It probably won't look lik
The collapse of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has so far cost taxpayers nearly $150 billion. Depending on what happens to the housing market, that number could get much higher.But there's interest in a smaller, but still significant number: $160 million. That's how much U.S.
Eye-popping headlines from Illinois this morning about action taken early today by legislators there:-- "Lawmakers Pass 67 Percent Tax Hike." (Chicago Tribune)-- " Ill. Faces 66 Percent Tax Boost Amid Budget Crisis."