When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn’t getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn’t even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change’s quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.
You may have some money sitting aside from forgotten savings bonds. But some who want to cash in are finding it’s not always easy.
The Treasury Department is touting new numbers that claim 5.6 million unemployed Americans got new jobs under the so-called “HIRE” act.