Top executives at financial firms that have received the lion's share of federal aid during the credit crisis could reap millions of dollars thanks to stock options granted in 2009, according to a study released Wednesday.
Most of us think cyber crooks cast their phishing lines mostly to try to hook everyday consumers. But some businesses across the country have seen hundreds of thousands of dollars vanish from their bank accounts after cyber attacks.
The government says the number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, and the number of people remaining on the rolls also fell, evidence that layoffs have eased.
From afar, Nathan Carnahan has monitored the health-care debate unfolding in Washington. He confesses uncertainty about how it will play out, and fears government mandates could add to his firm's cost of doing business.