Interest rates affect all businesses, large and small, and interest rates typically fall during a recession. There are several reasons for this. One is that the United States Federal Reserve uses its financial tools to nudge the rates down. Theoretically, the basic law of supply and demand also kicks in. Ultimately, it is the consumers and business borrowers who determine how much interest they are willing to pay to borrow money.
By Hope E. Ferguson
In essence, experts say, a time-share is a vacation paid in advance. How it works is that you put forth a dollar amount, say, $10,000, and reserve a week vacation at a given resort for your lifetime.
By Karen Talley
With the debate over gun control showing no signs of quickly abating, firearms stocks may be in for an upward move, but then go into a long-term downturn because of oversupply as well as stricter legislative measures.