Some of the brightest minds in finance are sounding the alarm about the risk of a market bubble. More Local police departments are looking more and more like small armies, stocked with billions of dollars worth of military-grade equipment. More New parents be warned: The average cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has reached nearly a quarter of a million dollars, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More European farmers will be paid to destroy fruit and vegetables, or give them to charity, to prevent prices collapsing after Russia banned imports. More Local Subway and Quiznos franchises are losing up to 60% of daily sales because of crowded parking lots and fearful residents. More President Xi Jinping has pledged to limit executive pay at China's powerful state-owned companies. More Across the country, racial segregation between communities is often coupled with a wide economic divide between blacks and whites. Ferguson, Missouri is no exception. Play The U.S. "Benjamin" is a favorite of criminals. More Chief executives of big British companies were paid 131 times their average employee wage in the last financial year, according to new research. More Despite the stronger economy, these companies have slashed thousands of jobs this year. More Youth unemployment falls to 13.5% in July, the lowest summer level since the recovery began. More Ferguson's economy has both a high poverty rate for many residents but some signs of economic success as well. More European growth evaporated in the second quarter, as Russian meddling in Ukraine helped send the German economy into reverse and France stagnated. More Large dogs are the ultimate status symbol in Hong Kong -- owning one conveys you're rich enough to afford a giant house in the densely populated city where real estate prices are sky high. More Mexico is opening up the its vast oil and gas reserves to private investment, ending a 76-year state monopoly. More Politicians are concerned U.S. companies are trying to dodge their fair share of taxes. But the real problem is the outdated tax code. Here's a cheat sheet for sounding smart at your next Washington cocktail party. More Rosemary Anderson represents the 50-and-over crowd, who owns 17% of the $1.2 trillion outstanding student loan debt -- a 30% increase since 2005. More The IRS says a phone scam has duped 1,100 victims out of $5 million. More Most hiring professionals say they have caught lies on resumes and some are more creative than others. More Check out where you rank against 1%-ers like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. More Japan's economy suffered its worst contraction since 2011 in the second quarter after a sales tax hike went into effect. More Britain's economy is growing faster than any other developed nation, but you wouldn't know it by looking at your pay packet. More Charges announced for 13 defendants charged with passing at least $77 million of sophisticated bills. More While at Cornell University, 22-year-old Karim Abouelnaga started a summer enrichment program with a mission to close the achievement gap. Slowing the school 'summer slide' Play Iraq is on the brink of an all-out war, yet oil prices are still below $100 a barrel. How is this possible? More Diners are mad about the way a Minnesota restaurant is passing along the costs of a new minimum wage law. More Visits to Disney World and Las Vegas are up. It's another sign the U.S. economy is improving More Earnings and sales have been better than expected in the second quarter. In short, companies are doing very well lately. More Regulator says state didn't tell investors how badly state employee pensions were underfunded More Taxpayer-subsidized haircuts are a little known congressional perk, but government spending on lawmaker grooming has fallen sharply. More Germany's main stock market index has dropped 11% from its June peak as investors worry that an escalating trade war with Russia will hurt the economy. More Russia's ban on food imports could cost Europe billions in lost exports while pushing up prices at home. More An Obamacare provision that could be implemented as early as next year requires employers with 200-plus workers to enroll them in employer health insurance. Employees could opt-out. More It is a change of tone for the administration, which even recently has seemed cool to proposals that do not require congressional action. More For 3 million Americans considered long-term unemployed, looking for a job can be depressing work, and is terrible for mental health, studies show. More It will boost pay for 24 low wage workers on campus, including custodians, grounds keepers, and clerical workers. They will now earn $10.25 an hour, up from Kentucky's minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. More Just how sweet of a deal are 'The Big Bang Theory' actors getting? They now make more per hour than big-time corporate lawyers. More In an interview with The Economist, the President talked about why he worries about income inequality and other things. More Fear of a trade war with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine is sending a chill through Europe's fragile economy. More Generation Y car shoppers are buying more new cars than the older Generation X. More China's love of luxury cars continues unabated, helping drive BMW sales to a record one million vehicles in the first half of 2014. More The small west African nation is seeking help from the International Monetary Fund. More Frustrated with their job searches these workers decided to stop looking for traditional jobs. Some retired, while others are reinventing themselves. More Gas prices are also forecast for four-year lows at year's end. More A trade deal that could have added $1 trillion to the world economy has collapsed after India refused to ratify a pact struck last year in Bali. More CNNMoney revisits a labor union that it profiled in 2009, during the depths of the recession. Now times are better as construction work is beginning to pick back up in northern New Jersey. Play The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July. But that's lower than the number of jobs added In June ... and it was not as strong as what economists expected. More It took a long time, but middle class jobs are finally on the upswing. More But Red Lobster is pulling back from deep discounting and presenting food on the plate in a more vertical fashion, in the manner of upscale restaurants. More With RadioShack burning through cash, investors and credit rating agencies believe its days are numbered. More At an age when they should be thinking about retirement, these workers are working harder and in more jobs than ever. More Here are the 15 most significant targets of U.S. and European sanctions: More The case involves bad mortgages sold by Countrywide Financial ahead of the Great Recession and its multi-billion dollar rescue by Bank of America. More Europe cranked up the pressure on Russia on Thursday by including the country's top two banks on a list of sanctions. More After a young girl wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking why women aren't on more currency, the discussion has gone viral. More A tax holiday could juice stock prices just as the Federal Reserve is unwinding its quantitative easing program of massive bond purchases. It could also stop more tax-avoidance inversion deals. More Goldman Sachs downgraded Walmart -- and made the case that big-box retail is quickly losing ground to the Internet. More The economy is strengthening but the Federal Reserve is sticking to its plan to gradually cut back on stimulus. There were no hints about when a rate hike may be coming. More Restrictive immigration policies prevent talented entrepreneurs from launching businesses in the U.S. So, they're moving to Canada. More The economy grew at a 4% pace in the second quarter, a rebound from the big, weather-induced decline in the first quarter. More Talks between Argentina officials and the country's bondholders fell apart hours before the midnight deadline. More Amgen is the latest to continue corporate America's cost cutting strategy, even as the economy is supposedly on the mend More Employees of the New England supermarket chain are demanding the reinstatement of their boss who was recently ousted from the family-owned company after a lengthy struggle for control with his cousin. More San Diego, Calif., and Eugene, Ore., city councils approve measure to require paid sick leave for workers. More New annual report from U.S. government shows the long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged. More Prices are up at 9.3% annual rate in May, according to S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, marking the sixth straight month the rate of increase has slowed. More Is the economy back on track after a weak first quarter or about to get blown away? Investors will find out when the curtain is drawn on jobs and GDP data. There's also a Federal Reserve meeting. More Americans with disabilities face huge financial hurdles and it starts early on, according to a recent report. More A parody from Funny or Die features Kristin Bell as Mary Poppins, who refused to work for $7.25 an hour. More Firing a woman because she's pregnant is illegal. So is refusing to hire pregnant women or discriminating against mothers who are pumping breast milk on the job. More Americans are wasting about $44 billion a year on name brands, when they could be buying the exact same products if they switched to cheaper store brands, says a new paper by economists from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Chicago. More Russia is paying an ever higher price for its growing isolation over the crisis in Ukraine. More The government says health insurers are charging lower premiums, thanks to a provision in Obamacare. More The world economy is still stuck in low gear even as the risks to growth mount, the International Monetary Fund says as it cuts its 2014 forecast. More Argentina will default in just a few days unless the country can strike a deal at the eleventh hour with holdout creditors. More CNNMoney readers rip managers who micromanage to death, play favorites, throw their staff under the bus and steal credit for their work. More With cost-cutting at the U.S. Postal Service more letter carriers are working later and later to deliver your mail. About 38% of mail is delivered after 5 p.m. in cities nationwide. And areas like Atlanta, Washington and South Florida, it's 70%. More Belgian holdings of U.S. debt have skyrocketed in the last year, though many suspect China is the reason why. More Manufacturing activity is at an 18-month high in China as factories roar to life after a dismal start to the year. More Corporate inversions are on the rise. A U.S. company can greatly lower its tax bill by merging with a foreign firm and legally moving its headquarters abroad. Lawmakers from both parties are unhappy with the trend and want to change the rules. In the meantime, some are saying the move is unpatriotic. More One recently retired airline worker on Obamacare said his tax credit for 2014 will return him $3,600 for the year, or 23% of his annual income. He's watching the dueling court rulings closely. More Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their Obamacare subsidies. More Hospitals are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment. More Indonesian markets rallied Wednesday morning after government officials declared Joko Widodo as the winner of the country's second-ever presidential election. More Food prices have been rising, but don't fear: Not all groceries are more expensive. All the fixings for peanut butter and jelly are cheaper now than they were a year ago. More Europe has threatened Russia with tough economic sanctions if it fails to halt the flow of arms to rebels in Ukraine and cooperate over the Malaysia Airlines crash. More
Sanctions: Top 10 Russian targets As Europe edges toward tougher sanctions on Russia, here's a list of the 10 most important companies and businessmen already targeted by the U.S.
Workers rejoice: Economists say their companies are granting more pay raises this year. More The Senate joined the House and backed off plans that would have forced grocery stores for military to offer fewer discounts due to slashed budgets. More Voting results due Monday will determine if Detroit can emerge quickly from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy. More Many big restaurant chains and food companies have announced price hikes recently as wholesale prices for many basic ingredients have soared. More The job market is improving, but don't get your hopes up that the labor force participation will rise significantly anytime soon. More Carlos Slim, world's 2nd richest man, advocates three-day work week along with longer work days and later retirement age. More In the last week, three vocal Federal Reserve officials have been urging their colleagues to stop filling up the proverbial punch bowl. More The conflict in eastern Ukraine is driving the economy even deeper into crisis and could force the government to seek another international bailout. More Homeless valedictorian leaves shelter for college dreams More Americans needed help from enrollment counselors to sign up for Obamacare, a new study shows. Many required up to two hours of assistance. More Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the 'exceptional psychological trauma' of being unemployed. Play Although the job market is improving, it's still not strong enough to fully satisfy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. More Follow 18-year-old Rashema Melson on her journey from a D.C. homeless shelter onto one of the country's most prestigious college campuses, Georgetown University. Play China's economic growth picked up slightly more than expected in the second quarter, amid continued worries over the country's runaway real estate sector. More