Lastest Stories by Mike Sauter

Source: ThinkstockOne in five homes in the foreclosure process stands vacant after being abandoned by owners. While the housing market is on the mend, some cities still struggle as they wait for...
Source: ThinkstockFrom debit card fees to overdraft charges, consumers need clearer policies from their banks to understand checking accounts, according to a report released by the Pew Charitable...
Source: Courtesy Chrysler Group LLCIn 2012, drivers filed just under 30,000 complaints about their cars with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The complaints included...
Source: ThinkstockFor the past four and a half years, teen unemployment has exceeded 20%. As of April 2013, 24.1% of teens seeking jobs were unable to find work, according to a report released this...
Source: courtesy of Kia MediaMost people buy a car with the goal of getting as much out of it as possible before trading it in. However, a test drive can only reveal so much, and a car can end up...
Source: courtesy GameStop Corp.With the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., still on the minds of many Americans, President Barack Obama recently outlined a $10 million plan to study the effects of...
Source: thinkstockThree years ago, 24/7 Wall St. published the net worth of every American president, from Washington to Obama. We have updated our numbers to reflect the earnings of the still-living...
Source: courtesy Tiffany & Co.Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $18.6 billion this year.  On average, Americans are expected to spend $130.97 this holiday, up only slightly from...
Source: ThinkstockPipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to...
Source: ThinkstockThe U.S. airline industry had one of the more turbulent decades in its history. In the past few years, the majority of the country’s largest carriers have merged with a competitor...
Source: Thinkstock The United States has always prided itself as one of the most innovative countries in the world. In fact, patenting in a wide range of scientific fields has been on the rise in the...
Source: ThinkstockDespite many in the United States still feeling the pinch, there’s no denying that the job market is improving. Last week, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits...
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia CommonsDecember marked the five-year anniversary of the official beginning of the Great Recession — the most severe economic contraction the United States has...
Source: ThinkstockUrban experts have a sure-fire way of telling whether a neighborhood has turned the corner from dowdy to prosperous — it’s called the Starbucks test.“You’re probably...
Source: courtesy of FordThe popularity of cars can be measured by several factors. Among these are total unit sales in a year, market share versus direct competitors, and sales improvement...