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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is 'on hold' after progress in U.S.-China talks
May 20, 2018
The Trump administration had threatened to impose up to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese products. China responded by targeting $50 billion in U.S. products.
     
 
 
Why rising gas prices won't last, even after Trump ends Iran nuclear deal
May 20, 2018
Oil prices jumped after President Trump scuttled the Iran nuclear deal, pushing gas prices higher. Will they pummel your driving budget this summer and thereafter? My research says no.
     
 
 
Starbucks letter to employees: Anyone can use the bathroom
May 20, 2018
Following last month's arrest of two African American males, Starbucks is letting anyone, whether they made a purchase or not, use the restrooms.
     
 
 
6 questions to ask before getting your favorite brand’s credit card
May 20, 2018
Co-branded cards, as they’re called, come with downsides, including higher-than-average interest rates and, in some cases, annual fees. In general, their redemption options are more limited. Ask these questions before you apply for your favorite brand’s credit card.
     
 
 
Salaries for graduates seeking first jobs rose 5.2% from last year
May 18, 2018
New graduates entering the workforce in March earned 5.2% more than their predecessors a year ago, ADP says. The biggest wage hikes came in technology and construction.
     
 
 
Samsung ad pokes fun at throttled iPhone to get customers to move on to Galaxy
May 20, 2018
Samsung ad shows women with poky iPhone slowed down by because of aging iPhone battery. The message: upgrade to a Galaxy S9.
     
 
 
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein to step aside in December, report claims
May 18, 2018
Change in the executive suite at Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's most powerful banks, could come as soon as December, according to the New York Times. CEO Lloyd Blanfein is rumored to be stepping down.
     
 
 
GE reportedly close to deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec
May 20, 2018
GE which makes locomotives may be merging its transportation business with Wabtec. Result company could be worth more than $20 billion.
     
 
 
Companies retain older workers in light of tight labor market
May 21, 2018
Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and a worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to their older workers, persuade some to return after retirement and even recruit those retired from other companies.
     
 
 
Older workers get flexible hours, work-at-home options to keep them from retirement
May 21, 2018
Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to older workers, persuade some to return and even recruit those retired from other companies. They’re offering flexibility such as part-time schedules and work-at-home arrangements.
     
 
 
Number of 401(k) plan millionaires hits new high as more increase contribution rates
May 17, 2018
The number of Fidelity 401(k) accounts with a balance of $1 million or more jumped to 157,000 in the first quarter of 2018, up 45% from a year earlier. To get there in spite of recent market volatility, retirement savers must stay focused on long-term goals, Fidelity says.
     
 
 
Study: Homebuyers with lower credit scores pay extra $21,000 in mortgage costs
May 17, 2018
A Zillow study found that a borrower with a fair credit score would pay about $720 more per year in mortgage costs for the same home than one with an excellent score.
     
 
 
Six types of annoying office co-workers to get on your last nerves
May 17, 2018
Annoying office co-worker types: people who steal office supplies, gossipers, people with bad manners and the person who never pays for drinks.
     
 
 
Small stocks are proving to be big gainers as Russell 2000 hits new highs
May 18, 2018
Wall Street investors are now tuning into tiny stocks. Small stocks are putting up bigger gains than their large-company counterparts. The small-company Russell 2000 is hitting new highs.
     
 
 
Boss, 56, has sex with drunk teenage employee, gets 6 years in prison
May 18, 2018
Printing company co-owner Harold Percy plied the girl, 15, with liquor, then engaged in sex acts
     
 
 
Retirement hitch: Over 75 and still deep in debt? You're in good company
May 18, 2018
An alarming number of seniors continue to carry debt. And it could end up destroying their retirement.
     
 
 
These are the 5 best Amazon deals of the weekend
May 20, 2018
Shop till you drop!
     
 
 
Boomerang kids 101: How to handle money when your adult children move back home
May 21, 2018
The boomerang generation includes about one-third of Americans between the ages of 18 to 34. Some have returned to the nest after college others never moved out. Parents and adult children need set expectations about rent and other financial matters.
     
 
 
We've seen the new RED holographic smartphone: A sneak peek
May 20, 2018
Media event lets filmmakers and tech enthusiasts check out the next big thing in smartphones--4D--over the weekend at Hollywood studio
     
 
 
Hawaii volcano poses a new threat: Acid from Kilauea's lava, called 'laze,' pouring into the ocean
May 20, 2018
Civil defense authorities on Hawaii posted a warning to stay clear of any lava stream that is flowing into the ocean.
     
 
 
Dune buggy season has arrived and now it's about more than old Volkswagen Beetles
May 20, 2018
Warmer weather means dune buggies will be going off road under all kinds of conditions. The history of these go-anywhere vehicles may surprise you.
     
 
 
Retirement shortfall: 31% of Americans have less than $5,000 saved, survey finds
May 20, 2018
A survey of 2,003 adults found that 21% of Americans have nothing saved at all for their golden years, and a third of Americans have less than $5,000 put away.
     
 
 
Worried about your job? 5 signs you might be getting fired
May 20, 2018
If you are worried about your job, watch out for these signals so you're not surprised if it happens, and can try to take steps to avoid it.
     
 
 
Job hunters: Forget the frozen yogurt, ask employers about perks like a 401(k) plan
May 20, 2018
If you're looking for a job, the way a potential employer handles 401(k) contributions and matches is as important as salary.
     
 
 
Cars of the royal family
May 19, 2018
     
 
 
Allegiant grows fast in small cities, but will they stay?
May 19, 2018
Airports know Allegiant's service won't last if it doesn't perform. Allegiant doesn't hide from that, saying it's "use it or lose it" for small cities.
     
 
 
Investing Q&A: How to react to rising inflation and interest rates
May 19, 2018
Most experts agree that inflation is going to speed up eventually as the economy expands, and that the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates in order to keep inflation pressures from getting out of control.
     
 
 
Love letters, contingencies, cash: Home sellers getting buyers to jump through hoops
May 19, 2018
Home sellers have the upper hand in today’s market, and higher prices aren’t all they’re commanding. Buyers are forced to make increasing sacrifices in hopes of landing a new home.
     
 
 
Royal wedding displays the best British cars like Rolls-Royce, Bentleys
May 19, 2018
The nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are a chance to display the best of the royal garage. Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and others are dusted off.
     
 
 
Facing bill collectors? 10 things to do if your personal debt goes to collections
May 19, 2018
You’re in serious debt. Now, it’s time to make lemonade. The best thing to do with facing collections is to do a little proactive, focused legwork. Collections can be scary, but don’t panic. Follow these 10 tips to prevent serious credit or financial damage as a result of debt collections.
     
 
 
Employment trends: What is the future of recruiting as a profession?
May 19, 2018
If you’re a recruiter and are starting to feel as if you’re in a dead-end job, first acknowledge that it’s a question many of us ask about our careers these days. Before you make up your mind about whether or not being a recruiter is truly a “road to nowhere,” let’s dig a little deeper.
     
 
 
When changing jobs, hit the brakes before you take this step with your 401(k) plan
May 19, 2018
Retirees and job-switchers hit a crossroad: Keep that 401(k) plan at your old employer or roll it over to an IRA. Retirement plan service providers have the ability to nudge you toward one decision or the other.
     
 
 
Midlife savings crisis: Ways to rebuild your retirement plan later in life
May 19, 2018
If a look at the balance in your 401(k) sparks a midlife savings crisis, take heart: Later is a better time than never to get serious about retirement. Here are five tips financial planners recommend to ramp up your retirement savings later in life.
     
 
 
Revenue reversal coming: Major Social Security change projected to start in 2022
May 19, 2018
According to the intermediate-cost forecast from the Board of Trustees, 2022 will mark the first time in four decades that Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it collects in revenue.
     
 
 
Spending on Mobile ads will overtake TV ads this year: A Foolish Take
May 19, 2018
Marketing dollars are flowing from TVs onto smaller screens. eMarketer recently reported that advertisers would spend more money on mobile ads than TV ads in 2018, and that the gap would widen over the next four years. eMarketer expects this transition to bolster ad prices as demand outstrips supply.
     
 
 
'Grey's Anatomy' star Jesse Williams has message for Silicon Valley: Stop excluding black people
May 19, 2018
Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams is using his star power to open doors for people of color in tech. His message: Stop excluding black people.
     
 
 
China compromises seen in U.S. trade talks
May 18, 2018
China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators try to head off a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (May 18)
     
 
 
15 cars and trucks going away in 2018
December 29, 2017
Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.
     
 
 
The grand look of Steinway pianos
March 20, 2018
     
 
 
How to start taming your budget-busting bills
May 14, 2018
What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.
     
 
 
Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill
January 12, 2018
Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.
     
 
 
Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money
January 12, 2018
Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.
     
 
 
How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation
November 14, 2017
Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure
     
 
 
10 banks consumers complain about the most
January 09, 2018
The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.
     
 
 
Planning a purchase? How to car shop at an auto show
February 10, 2018
It's fun to wander an auto show, ogling the new models. But you also can put the event to a more pragmatic use: planning your next car purchase.
     
 
 
Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10
February 23, 2017
If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.
     
 
 
Dune buggies never go out of style
May 17, 2018
     
 
 
The art of making paper fans in Vietnam
May 14, 2018
     
 
 
Rolls-Royce reveals Cullinan SUV
May 10, 2018
     
 
 
 
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