An Italian budget showdown underlines the need for euro-zone reform

THE FATE of the euro was always going to depend on Italy. With annual GDP of more than €1.6trn ($ 1.9trn), about 15% of euro-area output and debt of nearly €2.3trn, it poses a challenge to the single currency that Europe seems unable to manage but cannot avoid. Matters are now coming to a head, […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand

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How to plug budget holes by managing public wealth better

PROPONENTS OF sovereign-wealth funds like to say that returns from publicly owned assets could in theory displace taxes. In countries that have not struck oil, however, the chance of politicians building up savings rather than running up debt seems remote. Yet states may not need to save in order to enable at least some tax-free […]

13 Incredibly Useful Tactics to Help You to Stick to Your Family Budget

Are you having trouble sticking to a family budget? You aren’t alone. Budgeting is difficult. Creating one is hard enough, but actually sticking to it is a whole other issue. Things come up. Desires and cravings happen. And the next thing you know, budgets break. So how can you stick to a family budget? Here […]

Chinese ‘aggressive industry’ threatens US military complex, ‘stable budget’ needed – Pentagon

A new Pentagon report calls China the main threat to the US military-industrial complex, sounding alarm over the decline of some “critical defense functions,” due to Beijing’s actions, workforce shortages and “unstable” funding. “While multiple countries pursue policies to bolster their economies at the expense of America’s manufacturing sector, none has targeted our industrial base […]

A budget supermarket is selling ready-made scrambled eggs for $2 a portion — but you could scramble fresh eggs in the time it takes to heat them up

Iceland British budget supermarket Iceland just launched ready-made scrambled eggs. The eggs come in a microwaveable pouch and cost £1.50 ($ 2) per 250g portion. Iceland says the product was developed for workers and students who were short on time, skill, or workplace cooking facilities. People on social media were quick to condemn the product […]