December 2014 Headlines

That's Mine! Protect Your Identity This Christmas

It's the perfect time of year to bless your loved ones with gifts to celebrate the Christmas spirit, but it's also the perfect time of year for identity thieves.

Opportunity Fund a Hand Up for Small Businesses

When you think of microloans, images of workers in developing countries might come to mind. However, microlending is helping many small businesses in the United States make dreams become a reality.

Christmas Grinch: Payday Loan a Mean Holiday Trap

The biggest shopping season of the year is in full swing and many consumers are entering the holidays strapped for cash.

Low Gas Prices Could Cost Fracking Companies Big

Fracking is a modern American success story. The technique for extracting oil from shale has made America the world's leading oil producer. But with falling gas prices, could fracking become a victim of its own success?

Price at the Pump Lowering, But at What Cost?

Oil prices are still plunging, and American drivers couldn't be happier about it. But some experts are concerned about what this could mean for the U.S. oil industry.

The United States of Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb

Sorry, but this one you can't blame on either party. Yes, President Barack Obama has made the problem much, much worse, but the scary truth is the national debt keeps rising inexorably no matter who or which party is in office. That's the new law of American politics.

Social Security Could Become in Insolvent by 2024

Social Security could run out of money in just 10 years if the present trends continue, according to research from the Heritage Foundation.

Gas Prices Spiraling Downward, Drivers Rejoice

They're the lowest gas prices in more than four years and drivers across the country couldn't be happier.

3 Ways to Keep Personal Info Safe Shopping Online

Businesses across the country are likely celebrating after this year's Cyber Monday. The Christmas shopping season is now in full swing. How can consumers keep their credit cards and their personal information safe?