What Does The Hobby Lobby Ruling Mean For Consumers?

What Does The Hobby Lobby Ruling Mean For Consumers?

This morning, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on one of the most-watched cases of the season, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The issue was employer-provided healthcare, and what companies are required to provide under the Affordable Care Act. But the broader issues brought up by the ruling have implications beyond one craft store’s benefits package. [More]

What The Facebook IPO Could Mean To Consumers

What The Facebook IPO Could Mean To Consumers

Tomorrow, a very small group of people — many of them already incredibly wealthy — will be super incredibly wealthy when shares of Facebook start trading on Nasdaq. But while only a few folks will reap a direct, immediate benefit from the IPO, the decision to take Facebook public with such huge dollar amounts attached to the deal will definitely have a long-term impact on consumers. [More]

Um, Just What The Heck Is Quantitative Easing And Why Are We Doing It?

Um, Just What The Heck Is Quantitative Easing And Why Are We Doing It?

There’s been a lot of talk over the last few days about “quantitative easing,” but if you’re wondering what it is and why it matters — you’re not alone. Long story short — it’s a way for the Fed to create money out of thin air. [More]