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Chrysler Shares Could Soon Be On the Market Again

When Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne took over Chrysler in 2009, it was considered a forgone conclusion that, eventually, he'd take the company public in an initial public offering. But now, Marchionne says the odds of an IPO are merely 50-50.

6 Myths Couples Should Stop Believing About Joint Bank Accounts

Setting up a joint bank account is a pretty standard move for most couples, but things start to get a little dicey when it comes to credit cards. Many consumers are confused about what happens to their credit when they get married. Here are some of the most widely-held myths.

This Week's Winners and Losers in Business

From a company that blew away analysts' expectations to a CEO misusing corporate jets, here's a rundown of this week's smartest moves and biggest blunders in the business world.

10 Big Restaurant Chains That Are Falling Off the Menu

It's hard to stay competitive in the restaurant business, no matter how well-established your brand is. In the past 10 years, some of America's biggest chains have seen their sales fall by more than 50%, and closed hundreds of locations. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the chains with the biggest declines.

Shedding $120,000 in Credit Card Debt Saved Her Life

When Franny Bostick thinks back on where she and her husband Jim were six years ago, with more than $120,000 in debt on 13 credit cards, she shudders. They not only faced financial ruin, but she also was on her way to a potentially catastrophic health crisis. But they turned it around. Here's how.

The Top 10 Most Depressing Student Loan Stories

With total student loan debt long past the $1 billion mark, activists are doing all they can to put as many faces on the crisis as possible. Their mission is simple: To convince Congress student loan debt should be dischargeable through personal bankruptcy.

Economy by the Numbers: Are We Better Off Than We Were in 2008?

This fall, as Americans prepare to mark their ballots, Republicans are hoping that voters' minds will be focused on one (and only one) simple question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Unfortunately for the GOP, the answer isn't quite as clear as they'd like.

How 'Everyday Low Prices' Are Costing Americans Their Jobs

As consumers, we welcome Walmart's low prices. But they're doing the U.S. more harm than good. A new research report has found that low prices have actually caused unemployment to rise, and dealt a massive blow to the manufacturing sector.

The 10 Well-Known Brands That Will Disappear in 2013

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. compiles a list of 10 brands it predicts will disappear in the near-term. Their list of those fated to vanish in 2011 proved to be fairly prescient. Which old familiar names may soon be gone? Read on ...

How I Went Bankrupt at 23

For as long as Amanda Chatel could remember, her dad had warned her about the dangers of credit cards. Then she got to college and began ignoring those warnings -- repeatedly.

American Airlines' Flight Out of Bankruptcy Gets Bumpier

American Airlines executives hoping to bring the deficit-riddled carrier out of bankruptcy want to trim about 13,000 jobs. They left their unions' counteroffer sitting on the tarmac. Will the two sides ever be able to meet in the middle?

Allen Iverson Is Broke: What His Errors Can Teach Us

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson earned $154 million from his Sixers salary alone during his career. Now, he owes more than he can pay. How did it happen, and what lessons can his fiscal foul-ups teach to the rest of us. The answers are distressingly simple.

Broke Stars: 11 Celebrities Who Went Bankrupt

Gary Busey joined the ranks of the insolvent last week, filing for bankruptcy with debts that far outweigh his assets. But he's by no means unique: There's a whole subset of celebrities practically defined by their inability to live within their enormous means. Check out our gallery of fiscally fallen stars.

What Are the Best Value Colleges? Rob Franek Tells All

College costs are rising, student loan debt is nearing $1 trillion, and money is still tight everywhere. So if you're a parents or a soon-to-matriculate student, you'll want to hear what the Princeton Review's Rob Franek has to say about the best value colleges of 2012.

Readers' Tips for Financial Revival, Part 1: Smart Saving

A few weeks ago, we asked DailyFinance readers for their best tips for putting your financial house in order. Many were quick to note that the foundation of financial security lies in being ready when disaster hits. Here are some of their best suggestions for planning for those rainy days.

9 Big Companies That Will Disappear in 2012

As surprising as it may seem to many of us when large corporations with familiar brands vanish suddenly from the scene, it happens. Major companies like Saab, Borders, and Countrywide -- just to same a recent few -- are now history. Who's next? Read on ...

Son of a 'Kodak Man' Recalls the Good Times and Bad

Once, Kodak was one of the world's most recognized brands -- it's little yellow film boxes were everywhere. Now the the film is a relic, and the company that benignly ruled Rochester, N.Y., for a century is in Chapter 11. A Kodak kid reminisces:

Eastman Kodak: This Stock Is Probably Going to Zero

In the wake of Eastman Kodak's bankruptcy filing, some speculators will be tempted in the coming days to nibble on the company's battered shares. But if you know what's good for your portfolio, you'll stay away.

Kodak Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Photography icon Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy, as it seeks to boost its cash position and stay in business. The move comes as the ailing company has failed to find a buyer for its multibillion-dollar trove of digital imaging patents.

How Safe Are Your Frequent Flier Miles?

If you're a fan of frequent flier miles, and the carrier you fly most goes bust, what should you do? Stick with the airline, or make a change? And what about your points? Are they still worth anything? Don't worry, American Airlines loyalists -- the answers aren't as dismal as you might expect.

5 Big Retail Chains That Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Recently, we've bidden farewell to Borders, Circuit City and Linens 'n Things. Here are five more once-thriving chains that are probably doomed thanks to lousy management or just being in the wrong business at the wrong time.