After taking Monday off, the Department of Defense's acquisitions specialists got back to work yesterday, awarding 18 separate defense...
President Obama will propose an expansion of popular tax credits Tuesday in a fiscal 2015 budget designed to serve as a blueprint for Democrats in this year's elections.
Getting a discount on your purchases at the check-out counter takes a little practice, so here are five ways to increase the chances you'll succeed.
My older brother is a first lieutenant in the United States Marines Corps who has served two tours of duty in Iraq. I am truly grateful for...
If you've ever wondered about how much the federal government affects your daily life, get ready for a quick and dirty civics lesson on Tuesday, when it mostly goes dark.
The U.S. military has a reputation as a somewhat secretive organization. But in one respect at least, the Pentagon is one of the most "open"...
A strong showing from the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers' Index for July has helped the markets roar back today. The ...
The U.S. has a military budget four times larger than China even with a recent decline of more than $40 billion. Find out which countries spend the most on their military.
This Memorial Day, America remembers its war dead, even as the latest sequestration cuts siphon money from our veterans and the families of our soldiers -- living and fallen.
The sequester will be tough on government employees, and on those whose jobs are directly supported by them. But even if you don't run a Jiffy Lube across the street from a military base, you still need to be prepared. Here's are eight unexpected ways the sequester will likely touch your life.
As a salute to those who have served our country, on Friday, many restaurants and other businesses are offering freebies to active military and veterans for Veterans Day. In many cases, you'll need military ID or proof of service; other deals apply to civilians too. Dig in and enjoy. That's an order!
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is there to guard all of us being taken advantage of financially. Turns out, one group that needs extra protection in that arena: those who protect our whole nation -- U.S. service members and their families. And Holly Petraeus is going to make sure they get it.
When a military service member is on active duty -- anywhere from Afghanistan to Ft. Benning, Ga. -- a number of regulations protect the soldier in...
Everywhere you turn, it seems like companies are offering military discounts. Some of these deals are outstanding while others are scams, but the best deal may be one offered by the military itself. Here's a brief guide to the savings opportunities offered to service members and their families.
Members of America's military face threats around the world every day, but it's a domestic threat that has the top brass on the offensive on the home front -- predatory lenders. Here's how the Department of Defense is fighting back.
Unless Republicans and Democrats can agree on budget legislation to keep the federal government running, a shutdown at midnight Friday looms. From a political and financial perspective, if that shutdown happens, there will be a few clear winners, some who break even, and a whole lot of losers. DailyFinance breaks it down:
You know what would be the worst outcome of a government shutdown? If freshmen congressmen and women, like Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy,...
It's a heartfelt appeal: Give the person who comes to your door some money, and in turn a U.S. soldier will receive a care package or backpack...
Veterans with disabilities have a staggering 41% unemployment rate. That's especially true for veterans who return from Iraq and Afghanistan with two signature disabilities: post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, which frequently go undiagnosed.
For married members of the military, the holidays are either special or especially miserable, depending on your family's perspective and the...
About 1.5 million of nearly 22 million troops who have served are women. But recent military conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan, show that upon returning home, female veterans don't always get the support they need to reintegrate into society.
The U.S. State Department says it will sell as much as $60 billion worth of military aircraft to Saudi Arabia over the next two decades.
In Electronic Arts' new Medal of Honor game, players can take on the role of the Taliban or U.S. soldiers. But the prospect of having players shoot Americans doesn't go over too well with lots of folks, including the one running base stores.
Tens of thousands of military personnel and civilian employees are on the move, as the U.S. prepares to complete the latest round of base closures.
Boeing's plan to relocate two major defense programs from California to Oklahoma could signal the start of a major shift in the locations of defense contractors, and how they work. For the areas attracting the companies, it's about jobs. For the contractors, it's about remaining competitive.
Unlike the military base closures that occurred in the 1990s, the 20 bases that the government is scheduled to close next year come at a time of great economic uncertainty. Not only will the closures take a toll on already-suffering local economies but it could also send real estate markets in those areas spiraling further downward.
The U.S. will close 20 major military bases by September 2011. What happens then depends on the base's location. But the ripple effect is always felt throughout the surrounding area. And often, families lose neighbors, businesses lose customers, and workers lose jobs.