Student loans 101: The interest rate uproar

(AP) -- Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: It would be a mistake to let interest rates on student loans double in July. Especially if they're going to be blamed for it in an election year.

RBA interest rate cut will be good for economy

The incoming acting head of Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) School of Business said a reduction in Australia's official interest rates would help the nation's manufacturing and tourism industries.

Numerically-challenged consumers hit in the pocket by loans

(PhysOrg.com) -- Consumers with poor financial skills pay over the odds for loans and are eight times more likely to use highly expensive credit such as payday loans and home credit, new research has revealed.

New research debunks popular method of paying off debt

(PhysOrg.com) -- Consumers with multiple debts routinely mismanage them, paying off small debts first even when larger debts have higher interest rates, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Shadow RBA sheds light on interest rates

The general consensus view of members of a new shadow RBA board is that the current interest rate is at the correct level, however there is some uncertainty.

3 Questions: David Singer on the Greek Euro-tragedy

The economic and fiscal woes of Greece remain at the center of European politics. In recent months, a variety of economists and commentators have asked if Greece should consider the unprecedented move of leaving the European ...

Google launches $3 billion debt offering

Google Inc. added to its cash hoard Monday by issuing $3 billion in corporate debt at low interest rates. It's the first time Google has tapped the corporate bond market for money.

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