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  • For Some After the Storm, No Work Means No Pay Saturday, 3 Nov 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    While salaried employees worked if they could, often from home after Hurricane Sandy, many of the poorest New Yorkers faced the prospect of losing days, even a crucial week, of pay on top of the economic ground they have lost since the recession. The New York Times reports.

  • Wealth in America Survey Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | 1:25 PM ET
    On the eve of the holiday season, the CNBC/Portfolio.com finds Americans painting a deeply grim picture of the current state of the economy with bleak implications for holiday spending. Here, we break down the data from that , looking at, among other things, whether men or women are more pessimistic about the economy, which parts of the country are cutting back most, and whether Democrats or Republicans are most optimistic about the coming year.

    The CNBC/Portfolio.com Wealth in America Survey finds Americans painting a deeply grim picture of the current state of the economy. Click ahead to learn more.

  • Holiday Travel Is Bargain Spot for the Willing Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    The travel industry is bracing for a painful holiday season as people scale back their discretionary spending. But that is good news for anyone who has yet to book a winter getaway, with hotels, airlines and cruise operators introducing last-minute deals to entice vacationers, the New York Times reports.

  • Taxes Don’t Drive Out the California Rich: Study Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    The wealthier the Californian, a study of tax data says, the less likely he or she is to move to avoid taxes aimed at the rich.

  • There are only a handful of billionaires around the world who are playing in Warren Buffett's league. Mexico's Carlos Slim is one of them.  In a very rare on-camera interview with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Slim talks about Buffett and his two recent multi-billion dollar investments in Goldman Sachs and General Electric.

  • Does India Have Too Many Billionaires? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    New data reveal a staggering increase in billionaires’ wealth as a percentage of national income in India to a whopping 22 percent in 2008.

  • Luxury Brands Struggle to Attract Clients Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    With even the rich feeling financially pinched, businesses are quietly offering discounts on everything from spa services to private jets.

  • Top Three Investments Among the Wealthy Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 9:31 AM ET

    America's richest citizens are feeling optimistic about the economy, especially the future returns in technology, energy, and health care.

  • A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    Retailers are relying on part-time workers, a trend that has frustrated millions of Americans who want full-time jobs.

  • Working Longer as Jobs Contract Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 3:21 PM ET
    Investor Concerns

    In recent years, many retirement experts have been giving the same unwelcome advice: American workers who are not as rich as Warren E. Buffett should retire three or so years later than they had planned — to ensure that they have a large enough nest egg, said the New York Times.

  • Next Victim of Turmoil: Your Salary Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    What will the next stage of the downturn be about? It is likely to revolve around the worst slump in worker pay since the Great Depression, says the New York Times.

  • Americans are taking on more debt than they are shedding, indicating a more resilient recovery is near.

  • Latest College Trend: Wanting to Be Wealthy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:24 AM ET

    A study of college freshman shows that 86 percent want to be financially well-off -- up more than 10 percent from last year.

  • Those With Sense of History Say It's Time to Invest Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | 10:11 PM ET

    Some veteran investors say that the sell-off has gone much too far and stocks are poised to rally powerfully if the downturn is less severe than investors fear.

  • When Hiroki Takeuchi joined McKinsey & Company in 2008, he had a front-row seat to the upheaval in finance. After the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Mr. Takeuchi, a 26-year-old Oxford graduate, worked with some of the world’s biggest banks trying to figure out how to adjust to new regulations and a changed market. Then he quit, the New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in a 2003 file photo

    Just weeks after losing his title of "America's Richest Billionaire," Warren Buffett is number one again.  Forbes Magazine is out with a September update to its Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the United States.  October may be another story.

  • As Asia Slows, Luxury Watchmakers Count on Elite Buyers

  • Switching to Cash May Feel Safe, but Risks Remain Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Is this a good time to put all your investments in cash, just for a little while, until things calm down? Almost certainly not.

  • QTIPs, are often used to guarantee an inheritance to children of an earlier marriage.

  • The Smart Money, Foiled Again Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | 2:16 PM ET

    During the crisis, so-called smart money seems to be avoiding three categories: index funds, dividend-paying companies and small-caps. On paper, that seems to make perfect sense. In fact, some of these ideas haven’t panned out, says the New York Times.

 

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