Young drivers cause accidents mainly through carelessness, distraction and inexperience. Older drivers face a challenge: brains that work at slower processing speeds—a critical disadvantage when navigating the unpredictable traffic world.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared Friday that the U.S. economy is on the verge of a long-awaited recovery after enduring a brutal recession and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Construction of single-family homes rose 1.7 percent in July, the fifth-straight monthly increase as builders poured foundations at the fastest pace since last October, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
The credit card legislation signed by President Barack Obama in May provides consumers their first morsel of relief on Thursday when card issuers must begin giving more notice before imposing rate increases or charging late fees.
Despite the recession, more workers ramped up retirement-plan contributions in the second quarter than reduced them, reversing a trend in the previous three quarters of more workers' cutting contribution rates, according to a Fidelity Investments study of plans it administers for 11.2 million participants.