An overwhelming majority of American investors are confident in the integrity of the U.S. capital markets, including audited financial reports and independent auditors, according to a new survey by the Center for Audit Quality.
This U.S. presidential campaign, and particularly that of Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, moved the issue of income inequality front and center. Now there are some new numbers in that department, and they wont make many people happy.
Assets in college savings plans named for an obscure section of the Internal Revenue Service code hit a new record this summer, totaling $266.2 billion. Thats up 5.1 percent from a year ago, when assets in the accounts stood at $253.2 billion.