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.
BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- China loosened its grip on the yuan-dollar exchange rate on Saturday, widening the daily trading band to two percent from one, effective starting next Monday.
WASHINGTON: US consumer sentiment weakened in early March as an unusually harsh winter appeared to dim views on the economy's prospects.