What it Means to be Free
In 1989, the Soviet Union pushed transparency with glasnost, the U.S. Supreme Court protected flag burning and Ayatollah Khomeini's death ended his power reign in Iran. But despite the action of world leaders, the biggest political upheaval that year took place at the hands of millions of unknown college students in a public square in China. 20 years later, Dean Akande takes us back with a captivating review of the year 1989, highlighting in vivid detail the monumental developments in the U.S. and the unforgettable event in a place called Tiananmen Square. Read it as published on Reuters.
Credit Card Reform: What's in Your Wallet?
Promising to protect consumers from financial industry practices that some say trap American’s into a web of debt, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 into law.
"We're not going to give consumers a free pass," the president said. "But we also expect financial institutions to act with the same sense of responsibility that the American people aspire to in their own lives."
So how will the new law affect you? SBT accounting professor Rich Dippel breaks down the legislation. View the interview here.