Legal Briefing: The Strong Push to Regulate Derivatives

One of the biggest battles in financial reform is whether derivative trades will move out of the shadows into a public exchange. Derivatives played a major role in the financial meltdown, but because private trades are highly profitable, big banks and their GOP allies are fighting hard against reformers' push for new regulations.

College debt? Learn the barter system

And now, a true story of college smarts that really boasts bite: It involves Greg, a recent college graduate who, a few years ago, found himself...