3Qs: Despite debt deal, damage done

Con­gress and Pres­i­dent Obama reached a last-​​minute agree­ment on Tuesday to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and avoid default. How­ever, the crisis has dam­aged the United States’ standing in the world’s economy, according to Kamran Dad­khah, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of eco­nomics at North­eastern University.

3Qs: Many happy returns

On Tax Day, many Amer­i­cans find them­selves hunched over their laptop or scram­bling to their local post office to file on time. With this year’s April 18 dead­line looming, Tim­othy Gagnon, assis­tant aca­d­emic spe­cialist in accounting at North­eastern University’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, explains sev­eral recent tax-​​code changes, and offers some tips on how to avoid the last-​​minute rush next year.