Buyer Beware: Flooded Vehicles Are Coming

Hurricanes Irene and Lee flooded thousands of cars across the Northeast, totaling them. Such heavily damaged vehicles get "salvage" titles to warn potential buyers, but thanks to greedy scammers and lax interstate oversight, many of those total-loss vehicles are about to resurface on America's used car lots -- with clean titles.

Yankees "swopping" since 1935

Every generation seems to discover barter anew. A few companies are using the internet to work out the kinks of trading one thing for another with no...

Cheap travel: The Mohawk Trail

When economic fortunes take a downturn, one of the first things to go is vacations. After all, it's really hard to justify a jaunt to St. Bart's or...