Rank #1: Rolling Back Bank Regulations
The Trump administration is proposing to revise and change financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession. House Republicans want to go even further.
Jun 16 2017
Rank #2: When Shopping Malls Become Ghost Towns
What happens when giants like Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney close hundreds of shops, leaving empty shopping malls throughout the country.
Apr 14 2017
Rank #3: Wall Street Swipes Right for Donald Trump
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street and in turn, Wall Street gave him little support. But now, bankers and financiers are warming up to the president-elect.
Nov 18 2016
Rank #4: Follow the (Russian) Money
How details about the investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election suggest financial motives as well as political ones.
Jul 28 2017
Rank #5: The State of American Jobs in the Age of Amazon
The e-commerce giant unveiled plans for a self-service, brick and mortar grocery store, disrupting the retail world once again.
Dec 09 2016
Rank #6: Rising Stocks and the Trump Effect
Wall Street seems unfazed by the issues that have surfaced in the Trump administration — but even as stocks reach record highs, should Americans brace for a drop?
Mar 10 2017
Rank #7: Hating on Uber
From claims of sexual harassment to allegations it stole self-driving technology, the company and its CEO are having a tough couple of months.
Mar 03 2017
Rank #8: Trump Tax Cuts on the Horizon
With a repeal of Obamacare slowing down and a trillion dollar infrastructure plan up in the air, tax reform might the promise Donald Trump can make good on this year.
Feb 17 2017
Rank #9: Student Debt: Can't Live with It, Can't Go to School Without It
With the deadline for high school seniors to pick a college approaching, students — and their parents — are considering how to pay for the financial burden of higher education.
Apr 07 2017
Rank #10: Bumpy Road Ahead for Trump and the Federal Reserve
The bank says there's "considerable uncertainty" figuring out how Trump's economic agenda will affect the economy. Is it headed for a possible collision with the new President?
Jan 06 2017
Rank #11: Obamacare in Trouble…Again
If you go by the latest headlines, it seems like the future of the Affordable Care Act could be in jeopardy. Are things that bad?
Oct 28 2016
Rank #12: What's Next for Trump and Congress
After the failure by Republicans to replace or repeal Obamacare, they're moving quickly to score a political win, and they're focusing on overhauling the nation's tax code by November. There's a lot do in a little amount of time, and even Trump's legislative director has admitted it's an aggressive schedule.
But that is just one of many items on Congress' to do list that includes must several must-pass pieces of legislation like funding the government and raising the debt ceiling.
Aug 04 2017
Rank #13: On to the Next One. Trump’s New Focus: Tax Reform
Since the spring, the Trump administration has made big promises to reform the tax code. As some of the proposals are disclosed, who will benefit and how will it be paid for?
Aug 25 2017
Rank #14: Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing
The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.
Sep 08 2017
Rank #15: The Economy Obama Leaves Behind
A look at the economic successes and failures of the Obama Administration, eights years after inheriting one of the country's worst recessions.
Jan 13 2017
Rank #16: The Sackler Family, Its Wealth and Opioids
The Sacklers are one of the richest families in America. A significant part of that wealth comes from the family business, Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller, OxyContin.
Oct 27 2017
Rank #17: Trump's Plan to Pay for Roads and Highways
While FBI Director James Comey led the headlines this week, President Donald Trump spent his time promoting his infrastructure plan and how he'll pay for it with private investments.
Jun 09 2017
Rank #18: Goodbye Diners, Hello Avocado Bars
Every time a restaurant closes, another one opens. Or so it might seem. So, is the industry thriving or struggling?
Sep 01 2017
Rank #19: Worst Kept Secret in College Basketball?
This week, federal prosecutors hit the world of college basketball with allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
Sep 29 2017
Rank #20: Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters
Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell more than 22%, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today?
Oct 20 2017