Social Security is one of the most popular programs the federal government has ever put into place. In total, about 57 million Americans received retirement, disability, or survivors' benefits during 2012 at a cost of about $786 billion.
Is Quizno's toast? The now-troubled sandwich chain - known for its oven-toasted subs - filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection Friday, citing tough competition in the fast food arena.
Although the company is little-known in the U.S., it is expected to rank among the largest ever initial public offerings. Alibaba is reportedly expected to raise as much as $15 billion.
The yuan will be able to trade as much as 2 percent on either side of a daily central bank reference rate, compared with the current 1 percent, the People's Bank of China said in a statement on its website today.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai has reached an agreement with Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates' central bank to extend payment of $20 billion of debt that was due this year.