The Mercury : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury en http://www.mainstreet.com/article/lifestyle/metropolitan-opera-labor-dispute-national-embarrassment Metropolitan Opera Labor Dispute a National Embarrassment http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/metropolitan-opera-labor-dispute-national-embarrassment/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The labor situation at the Metropolitan Opera is grim and getting grimmer. The labor dispute that has been brewing all year… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/family/family-health/obamacare-drives-women-get-tubes-tied Obamacare Drives Women to Get Tubes Tied http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/obamacare-drives-women-get-tubes-tied/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — An apparent glitch in the Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama could put women's health at needlessly greater risk by… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:25:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/4-personal-finance-tips-recent-college-graduates 4 Personal Finance Tips For Recent College Graduates http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/4-personal-finance-tips-recent-college-graduates/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As recent graduates find their sea-legs when it comes to navigating the real world, there are some essential tips they need… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:51:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/money/investing/how-handle-financial-infidelity How to Handle Financial Infidelity http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/how-handle-financial-infidelity/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It's called financial infidelity, and it's one of the biggest causes for failing marriages today. All told, about half of all… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:36:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/education-planning/post-911-gi-bill-was-windfall-profit-colleges-senate-commi Post-9/11 GI Bill Was a Windfall for For-Profit Colleges: Senate Committee http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/post-911-gi-bill-was-windfall-profit-colleges-senate-committee/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — In his June 18 testimony before the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:50:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/top-10-consumer-complaints-2013 The Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2013 http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/the-top-10-consumer-complaints-2013/1 By Christine DiGangi NEW YORK (Credit.com) — A dissatisfied customer typically is not a quiet one: Venting to friends, launching a social media assault on… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:13:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/smart-spending/sales-tax-holidays-back-school-bargain-or-retail-rip Sales Tax Holidays: Back to School Bargain or Retail Rip-off? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/sales-tax-holidays-back-school-bargain-or-retail-rip/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Many back-to-school shoppers have been waiting for this weekend. At least a half dozen states will be sponsoring "sales tax holidays"… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:29:00 EDT urn:article:12825654 What You're Paying For Financial Fees -- and How To Avoid Them http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/what-youre-paying-for-financial-fees-and-how-to-avoid-them/12825654 NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investing for your financial future is a high priority for Americans at any age, but it means you have to watch… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:00:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/retirement/retirees-are-living-less-and-loving-it Retirees Are Living on Less and Loving It http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/retirees-are-living-less-and-loving-it-0/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Retirement is not something to be feared. Sure, in our working years we worry about how it might all work out.… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:00 EDT urn:article:12827363 Lock Up Your Money in Big Down Payment, Get Big Returns http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/lock-up-your-money-in-big-down-payment-get-big-returns/12827363 NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Anyone up for earning "incredible yields with no risk"? That sounds like a come-on for an investment that in truth is… Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:00:00 EDT