Thieves have claimed billions of dollars in bogus tax refunds from the IRS by swiping the Social Security numbers and identities of ordinary people.» Read More
Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been broke for nearly a quarter century. John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, explains what it's like for residents living in a bankrupt town.
San Bernardino, California, has filed for bankruptcy. A look at how the city's problems developed, with Los Angeles Times reporter Phil Willon.
Pennsylvania's sixth largest city may be on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and NBC News political analyst, weighs in.
With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.
The presidential campaigns and their allies are zeroing in mainly on nine swing states, bombarding them with commercials in the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics, The New York Times reports.
For some, feuds are as integral to spectator sports as the game itself. Read ahead to see which recent sports feuds have been exciting, thrilling and explosive.
Don’t count out former Sen. Rick Santorum in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, wealthy backer Foster Friess said Wednesday.
Public workers’ pension funds across the country are increasingly turning to riskier investments in private equity, real estate and hedge funds, and they aren't paying off, reports the New York Times.
With all the kitchen trends now, some homeowners and designers flout the conventions, go with personal taste and choose a look that no one else has. Here are 10 examples.
Punxsutawney Phil has emerged and saw his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
Some of these properties look like they’re straight out of children’s stories, while others look like they belong in a beautifully illustrated vintage children’s book.
The human tragedy that's become the Penn State University child molestation scandal is forcing some high school students to think twice about attending the college—and whether a PSU diploma still has value.
CNBC's Darren Rovell, and Bob Glauber, Newsday NFL columnist, report the latest details on Penn State's child sex abuse cover-up, and the firing of the college's legendary football coach.
There are many different ways a city can disappear. Click and prepare to feel unsettled by the transience of human settlements.
Click ahead to learn about these abodes, located in nine states, and find out who owns, has owned, or rents each house.
Skinny homes are built for any number of reasons. Click to view some slim pickings from across the world.
Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Company president/CEO. weighs in on debt-laden Harrisburg, PA and the impact its bankruptcy will have on its municipal bonds, and the overall state of munis.
Plenty of houses just look scary, as if they’re starring in a ghost story or a horror movie. A few of the following structures have starred in scary movies.
Because of home conversions, what could be the sad gradual loss of a well-built historic structure is really a boon to an enterprising homebuyer. Click to see inspiring examples of repurposed structures.
The market is tanking. The economy is headed for a double-dip. What's your move, America?