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Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

Brain Drain Leaves Balkan Nations on More Uneven Footing

By Dusan Stojanovic and Sabina Niksic | Feb 21
Rampant unemployment, low wages, corruption and a lack of opportunity to advance careers are driving thousands of young and educated adults to emigrate from Europe's Balkan nations.

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

Underpaid Venezuelans Skipping Out on Work to Make Ends Meet

By Scott Smith | Feb 21
Along with four-digit inflation, widespread shortages and a recession deeper than the U.S. Great Depression, Venezuela's economy is now being ravaged by a new scourge: Mass absenteeism.

Is Inflation Rising as Investors Fear? 5 Ways to Keep Track

Is Inflation Rising as Investors Fear? 5 Ways to Keep Track

By Christopher Rugaber | Feb 18
After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation - or the fear of it - is back.

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

Of Mutual Interest: The Reaction After the Market's Plunge

By Marley Jay | Feb 17
There were few warning signs before the stock market's plunge in early February, but so far, the slump hasn't changed investors' thinking very much.

4 Alternatives for When Your 401(k) Doesn't Cut It

4 Alternatives for When Your 401(k) Doesn't Cut It

By Anna-Louise Jackson | Feb 17
There's a finite list of things you can change at work - and your employer's less-than-stellar retirement plan probably isn't among them.

European Officials: Virtual Currencies are No Way to Pay

European Officials: Virtual Currencies are No Way to Pay

By David McHugh | Feb 16
Several of Europe's top finance officials are skeptical about virtual currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for things.

Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

Liz Weston: You're Married, but Your Assets Don't Have to Be

By Liz Weston | Feb 16
People who aren't rich or famous typically don't have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. But ven ordinary folks without prenups should think about how to protect their money.

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

Ask Brianna: What if I Really, Really Need My Tax Refund?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 15
Here's how to get your refund fast, then use it to build a savings account you can pull from when necessary - and avoid an anxious wait again next year.

NIMBY vs. YIMBY: Housing Battle Brews in Booming Seattle

NIMBY vs. YIMBY: Housing Battle Brews in Booming Seattle

By Phuong Le | Feb 14
The city subsidizes housing for the poorest, and the market is expanding for top-income brackets. But little has been done for those in the middle who already spend too much of their wages on rent.

Energy Riches Fuel Bitcoin Craze for Speculation-Shy Iceland

Energy Riches Fuel Bitcoin Craze for Speculation-Shy Iceland

By Egill Bjarnason | Feb 14
With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the North Atlantic island nation blessed with an abundance of renewable energy.

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