Featured StoryLast week I wrote about how the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) can be a pathway to funding brand new businesses as well as small operating companies to further American entrepreneurship and create jobs.
I even called the legislation, signed into law on April 5, 2012, a "light at the end of the tunnel" in terms of its potential to stimulate the economy.
But I also warned you...
Tonight's Presidential Debate: Time to Talk Economics
Tonight's presidential debate will be the first time incumbent President Barack Obama squares off against GOP challenger Mitt Romney, in a race that's still too close to predict.
According to a trio of national polls published Monday, the two candidates are running neck-and-neck ahead of tonight's presidential debate. The results show just three percentage points separate the two.
This first of three sessions focuses on domestic policy. It's divided into six 15-minute segments; the first...
Election 2012: Five Tough Questions That Need to be Asked at Tonight's Debate
I hate to break it to Ben Affleck, but he is wrong about the election. With just 34 days left until voters head to the polls, the election 2012 race is still completely up for grabs.
Even still, in a recent interview with the AP, Affleck lumped Romney comfortably in with the likes of such memorable losers as Michael Dukakis, Al Gore and Bob Dole.
If Romney Wins Election, Make Sure You Own These Six Stocks
With U.S. President Barack Obama holding a narrow lead in the polls over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, investors need to be prepared for a win by either candidate.
Strangely enough, history has shown that the stock market actually does much better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones - three times better since 1913, according to The New York...
If President Obama Wins Election 2012, What's Next?
With nearly four years under President Barack Obama's reign, America's economic recovery is struggling to pick up speed and unemployment remains above an unhealthy 8%.
The Obama administration has repeatedly been harshly criticized for bailing out corporate businesses, for the massive national deficit and for the creation of the controversial healthcare bill dubbed Obamacare.
Yet, with just six weeks left before Americans head to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president, President Obama has managed...
If Romney Wins Election 2012, Here's What's In Store for America
While Mitt Romney's political plans are a stark difference from opponent President Barack Obama, they agree on one thing: When it comes to this year's election, "this is a very clear choice for the American people as to what America's future will look like."
They disagree, however, on what that "clear choice" is.
That's what Romney said in a "60 Minutes" interview with Scott Pelley that aired yesterday (Sunday), where he detailed his plans to restore America to fiscal health.
Romney explained he...
What Happens to the Stock Market in an Election Year?
With just about six weeks to go until Nov. 6, many investors are wondering how Election 2012 will affect the stock market as a whole and their portfolios in particular.
There are many theories about what can happen to the stock market following a presidential election - although the performance spread is pretty wide.
The highest election year return for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index takes us back as far as 1928, when Herbert Hoover...
AIG Stock Sale Doesn't Justify Bailout Package
The U.S. government, for the first time since 2008, is officially a minority stakeholder in American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG), with an $18 billion stock sale that made money for taxpayers.
The AIG stock sale will reduce the government's stake in the insurance company to about 22% from 53%.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Sunday it was selling a large chunk of shares in the bailed-out insurer....
National Conventions: It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To
Now that both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are over, one key question remains: Which side has the best liars?
If America's two major political parties have anything in common, it's the ability to fold, twist and mutilate the facts of any given subject.
Almost every speaker at both national conventions did their utmost to uphold this ignoble tradition of American politics.
When the media called several GOP speakers on their political lies, a pollster for GOP candidate Mitt...
August U.S. Jobs Report Critical for President Obama
The August U.S. jobs report is critical on many levels.
Due out tomorrow (Friday) by the U.S. Labor Department, the August report isn't expected to be enough to lower the U.S. unemployment rate.
An uninspiring 120,000 jobs are expected to have been added in August, according to a CNNMoney survey, a notable slowdown in hiring from July's seasonally...