Investors who put cash into municipal bonds—a popular strategy for those seeking safe, tax-free bets—are paying about twice as much in trading commissions as they would for corporate bonds, according to a study for The Wall Street Journal.
The investigation into passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight who were traveling with stolen passports has drawn attention to a thriving market for illicit documents and the disparity in aviation security across the globe.
GM faced new pressure from a powerful member of Congress to explain why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignitions linked to 13 deaths, even as the auto maker hired a high-profile lawyer to lead its internal investigation and stepped up warnings to customers.
Japan's economy grew even more slowly than initially calculated in the final three months of last year and posted another record current account deficit in January, poor figures that suggest the economy could be in for a rocky period.
Rikuzentakata is struggling to restore the mental health of people who struggle with the weight of their loss and anxiety about the future three years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the town.
The share of new homes being built as rental apartments is at the highest level in at least four decades, as an improving jobs picture spurs younger Americans to form their own households but tighter lending standards make it more difficult to buy.
The most common complaint from students at college sporting events these days has nothing to do with the location of their seats, the price of popcorn or that there isn't enough beer to go around. It's that reception inside crowded stadiums make their smartphones utterly useless.
It's not unusual for tempers to flare between opposing coaches. But the bad blood between Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher stands out. Both are Nike Inc. coaches who manage elite groups of runners at company headquarters in Oregon.