February 22, 2013 - Helaine Olen has had it with self-proclaimed personal finance gurus offering glib advice. In her new book, "Pound Foolish," she describes how middle-class families are being buried by stagnant wages, and the rising costs of housing, education and health care emergencies. Meanwhile, she argues, the replacement of pensions with 401(k)s means financial firms found millions of new customers, but workers ended up worse off. The "personal finance and investment industrial complex" profit while half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
The U.S. embassy in Cairo is reviewing its social media policy after briefly shutting its Twitter Inc. account, following Egyptian complaints about a post regarding comedian Jon Stewart’s criticism of President Mohamed Mursi.
The arrest of a satirist who’s been called “Egypt’s Jon Stewart” on charges of insulting Islam and the country’s president raises concern that Egypt’s government is restricting basic liberties, the U.S. State Department said.