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  • Affluent Women Say Rich Don’t Pay 'Fair Share' Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    A new survey shows that wealthy women are more likely than wealthy men to say that the rich don't pay their fair share.

  • It turns out, Mitt Romney may not have been the only American political figure to have a Swiss bank account. The difference is — he paid his taxes but some of the others may not have.

  • Inheriting money would seem like one of life’s unabashed blessings, yet the inheritors I spoke to said they were ill equipped emotionally or financially to handle the windfall.

  • The Falling Fortunes of the One Percent Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    A new report shows that the One Percenters lost more income and paid higher tax rates than the rest of the population.

  • Student Debt Woes Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Securitization of student loans led to more aggressive underwriting for borrowers who could not possibly afford the debt they took on.

  • No Such Thing as the Self-Made Rich? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    In a speech last week, President Obama  said that government, rather than self-determinism, creates the foundation of large wealth in America.

  • Wealthy Homeowners Brace for 'Mansion Cliff' Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    A growing number of wealthy homeowners are racing to sell before the fiscal cliff of 2013. That could weaken the important luxury home market.

  • Poll: The Rich Deserve Their Wealth Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:52 AM ET
    House Party

    Despite the populist rhetoric surrounding the election, polls show that Americans still have a largely positive view of the wealthy -- and that hasn't changed in years.

  • Britain's Tetrapak Heir Arrested in Wife's Death Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Hans and Eva Rausing

    Hans Kristian Rausing, who inherited a fortune made from drink containers, is being held in a death called "unexplained."

  • Are You Upwardly Mobile? Probably Not Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The majority of Americans have higher incomes than their parents, but it is still not enough to move most of them into a higher bracket — especially those at the bottom, USA Today reports.

  • Guys, Would You Stress Over a Millionaire Wife? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    A new study says women who are the main breadwinners in their households feel more tension in their relationship those who make less than their man.

  • Does Money Really Make You Meaner? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Just to Be Safe, Retire at 70: Study Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    Retirement experts say that even those hit by the Great Recession can retire comfortably if they are willing to work a few years longer than expected.

  • Samsung Trumps Apple as Asia’s Most Valued Brand Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 12:04 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics has emerged as the most valued brand by consumers in Asia, ending a four-year reign by Japanese competitor Sony and ahead of close rival Apple, according to a survey by research firm Nielsen and media magazine Campaign Asia-Pacific.

  • Can a Country Have Too Many Billionaires? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Carlos Slim

    A Morgan Stanley strategist has come up with a new yard-stick for national competitiveness: the billionaire indicator.

  • Why Rich Kids Hate Their Parents Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Why do 70 percent of family businesses fail to pass successfully to the next generation? The answer are more emotional than financial.

  • Poll: The More You're Worth, the More You're for Romney Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    According to a new poll from Spectrem Group, a majority of millionaire voters are likely to go for Mitt Romney. But it wasn't taxes that swayed them.

  • Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 11:29 PM ET
    Apple Store Upper Westside Manhattan

    Apple Stores stores take in more money per square foot than any other United States retailer. But most of Apple’s employees, who sell those iPhones and MacBooks enjoy little of that wealth. The New York Times reports.

  • $100,000 Income: No Big Deal Anymore Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    Not only has standard inflation steadily eroded the real value of a $100,000 income, but the cost, of housing, health insurance and college tuition have risen dramatically in recent years.

  • Asia's Millionaire Count Passes North America's Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The United States is still No. 1 when it comes to the number of millionaires in a single country, but global wealth is continuing its movement eastward.

 

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