4:21 a.m. Today4:21 a.m. July 20, 2019
- By Catey Hill
4 great American cities where a Social Security check is easily enough to cover housing costs You don’t have to spend all your loot on rent in these spotsYou don’t have to spend all your loot on rent in these spots
6:54 p.m. July 19, 2019
Consumer Spending Is Driving the Bull Market
Consumer spending has been strong and looks to continue that way.
12:50 p.m. July 19, 2019
The Dow Slipped 69 Points Because the Big Rate Cut Could Be a Washout
All three major indexes slipped into the red by the end Friday’s session, weighted down by speculation that the Federal Reserve will cut rates by 25 basis points rather than the 50 basis points investors had expected.
7:05 a.m. July 19, 2019
- By Jeffry Bartash
Americans still upbeat about the economy, consumer sentiment survey shows Consumer sentiment index edges up to 98.4 in July from 98.2A measure of consumer confidence rose slightly in July and clung near a 15-year peak even in the face of rising economic headwinds that are likely to spur the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates in a few weeks. The consumer sentiment survey index edged up to 98.4.
3:01 a.m. July 19, 2019
Podcast: Best Hedge Fund Performance Since 2009
3 numbers to help you navigate the market—in just two minutes.
8:40 a.m. July 17, 2019
- By Jonathan Burton
You’re probably not ready to retire — psychologically Your emotional ‘glide path’ is as important as your financial planYour emotional ‘glide path’ is as important as your financial plan.
9:41 a.m. July 16, 2019
- By Dani Rodik
What’s driving right-wing populism? It’s both economic insecurity and the culture wars Economic remedies to inequality and insecurity are paramountIs it culture or economics? That question frames much of the debate about contemporary populism.
10:44 a.m. July 15, 2019
Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and More Stocks to Watch This Week
We’ll see earnings reports from lots of banks, as well as other companies, and economic data on retail, housing, and consumer sentiment.
1:24 p.m. July 14, 2019
- By Quentin Fottrell
New study of 26,000 people disputes years of studies linking Facebook and depression This analysis suggests that a slew of studies about the effects of spending time on social media use may not be so clear cutThis analysis suggests that a slew of studies about the effects of spending time on social media use may not be so clear cut.
5:20 a.m. July 14, 2019
- By James Wellemeyer
In states where marijuana is legal, licensed dispensaries are pushing out drug dealers More than half — 61% — of Americans now believe marijuana should be legalMore than half — 61% — of Americans now believe marijuana should be legal.
5:18 a.m. July 14, 2019
- By James Wellemeyer
People are spending $500 a month to avoid their co-workers Some people with desk jobs are sick and tired of their colleagues, but their solutions could cost them promotions and raisesSome people with desk jobs are sick and tired of their colleagues, but their solutions could cost them promotions and raises.
4:00 p.m. July 12, 2019
HBO Max Joins Growing Mob of Streaming Services Chasing Netflix
HBO is making a big bet charging a premium price for its content, particularly as streaming grows larger, but more fragmented. How important is Friends?
9:11 a.m. July 12, 2019
- Associated Press
Trump touches down in Wisconsin fresh off verbal fusillade vs. Paul Ryan President blasts former speaker as ‘a baby’ and a ‘lame-duck failure’ after book excerpts quote Ryan as saying he retired from Congress as an ‘escape hatch’ from working with TrumpTrump is making two Midwest stops on Friday — in Wisconsin and Ohio — designed to warm up his 2020 campaign engine with fundraisers expected to bring in a combined $7 million.
1:45 a.m. July 10, 2019
Marijuana Dispensaries Are Pushing Out Drug Dealers in States Where It’s Legal
In states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, teens are less likely to smoke it, says a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Other recent studies have come to similar conclusions.
11:38 a.m. July 8, 2019
- By Sara Ventiera
10 cities in America with the best emerging restaurant scenes ‘Incredibly creative chefs are finding it more and more difficult to make it in New York City’“Incredibly creative chefs are finding it more and more difficult to make it in New York City.”
6:01 a.m. July 5, 2019
- By Jon Swartz
PagerDuty’s Jennifer Tejada is ‘not your typical CEO’ in Silicon Valley, but hopes to change that After leading successful IPO, PagerDuty CEO looks to ‘leave a fingerprint on the industry so it is better than it was before’Jennifer Tejada is an improbable Silicon Valley CEO but a likely template for its foreseeable future. She’s part of a wave of executives at enterprise-software companies in the San Francisco Bay Area that are leaving an imprint with flashy financial results, business models that resonate with investors, and socially conscious policies.
7:57 p.m. July 2, 2019
- Associated Press
Lee Iacocca, legendary Detroit auto executive, dies at 94 Iacocca introduced Ford Mustang, became celebrity CEO after reviving ChryslerFormer colleagues say ex-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 in Bel Air, California.
4:37 a.m. July 2, 2019
- By Paul Brandus
Trump should talk to our adversaries, not suck up to them The president crosses a line (and it’s not the DMZ!) when he craves approval from brutal dictatorsPaul Brandus says U.S. presidents should talk to our adversaries, but he can’t stomach the way Donald Trump is sucking up and toadying to these murderers.
4:00 a.m. June 29, 2019
Colleges Want Some of Your Retirement Cash. How to Keep That Money.
Your IRA and 401(k) are off limits for tuition payments, but colleges want a piece of your home equity. Here’s what you need to know.
1:19 p.m. June 28, 2019
The Dow Rose Because the Trump-Xi Trade Meeting Has Wall Street Feeling Good
The major U.S. stock indexes edged up Friday, as investors hold out hope for progress toward a trade deal between the U.S. and China at the G-20 summit this weekend. This is the best June since 1938 for the Dow and best June since 1955 for the S&P 500.
1:09 p.m. June 28, 2019
- By Chris Matthews
Stocks close higher with S&P 500 up 17% for year to date ahead of U.S. - China trade talks All three benchmarks, however, book weekly lossesU.S. stocks closed higher Friday with S&P 500 index up 6% for month on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks progress.
11:57 a.m. June 28, 2019
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Yields on 10-year Treasury note settle below 2%, dipping lower ahead of U.S.-China trade talks Demand for ‘haven’ assets pushes yields lowerTrump says he hopes for “productive” meetings with Xi
10:21 a.m. June 28, 2019
- By Myra P. Saefong
Gold futures score largest monthly gain in 3 years Gold futures climb by nearly 8% in JuneGold futures edged higher Friday and tallied their biggest monthly percentage gain in three years following a climb to a nearly six-year higher earlier in the week.
6:23 a.m. June 28, 2019
- By Steve Goldstein
Blame the wealthy: Consumer sentiment weakens in June on tariff concerns Households at the top third of the distribution were entirely responsible for decline in sentimentThe University of Michigan said the final reading of its consumer sentiment index in June was 98.2, down from the 100 reading in May.
Final reading of University of Michigan consumer sentiment for June was 98.2
6:00 a.m. June 28, 2019
6:27 a.m. June 26, 2019
- By Maria Monteros
Here’s a ritual you should do before your doctor’s appointments There’s a good reason to keep calm in the waiting roomThere’s a good reason to keep calm in the waiting room
5:43 a.m. June 26, 2019
- By Lauren Schwahn
How to save money on a day at the ballpark A fun day of baseball doesn’t have to break the bank—try these money-saving tipsThere’s something magical about a ballgame in summer. Here’s how to plan a budget-friendly outing.
3:27 a.m. June 23, 2019
- By Andrew Keshner
What finding ‘lost wallets’ tells us about human nature Researchers planted 17,000 ‘lost wallets’ in 40 countries. Psychologists say the results provide a surprising insight into human natureResearchers planted 17,000 ‘lost wallets’ in 40 countries. Psychologists say the results provide a surprising insight into human nature.
5:30 p.m. June 19, 2019
- By Michael Brush
What insider buying at tech companies says about stocks and the economy Unusually strong activity tells investors their fears are overblownUnusually strong buying activity tells investors their fears are overblown, writes Michael Brush.
11:16 a.m. June 19, 2019
The Fed’s Message to Markets: Rate Cuts Could Come Soon
Barring a major change in the economic outlook, the Federal Reserve will soon begin lowering interest rates. While rates were left unchanged for now, most Fed officials indicated the central bank will cut them before the end of the year.
8:44 a.m. June 19, 2019
- By Anna Helhoski
Before heading to college, learn these 6 things about student loans It’s not a free rideDon’t just take student loans blindly. Here are some facts and advice for freshmen.
6:05 a.m. June 19, 2019
- By Mark DeCambre
The Fed may break a lot of stock-market investors’ hearts this week All eyes on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday Clamoring for a rate cut by the Federal Reserve at some point this year is running high, but the Fed may not comply.
2:45 a.m. June 19, 2019
The Home-Building Slump Should End Soon
Residential construction spending has dropped more than 11% since April 2018. Recent news suggests this downturn may soon be ending.
6:54 a.m. June 17, 2019
The Fed May Break a Lot of Investors’ Hearts This Week
All eyes on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday
5:00 a.m. June 17, 2019
Changemakers: The Leaders Reshaping Communities Around the World
A Hollywood star, a baseball player, and a philanthropist couple are using their voices to make a difference
12:25 p.m. June 14, 2019
- By Sue Chang
Stocks end slightly lower as tech shares slide; Chewy soars on debut Major benchmarks post weekly gains All major stock indexes close lower Friday after the Dow failed to defend a late comeback as tech shares came under pressure following lower guidance by chip giant Broadcom Inc. which cited the effects of the U.S.-China trade fight.
6:18 a.m. June 14, 2019
- By Steve Goldstein
U.S. consumer sentiment in June declines on tariff concernsThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index fell to a reading of 97.9 in June from 100 in May.
University of Michigan: Consumers anticipated the lowest long-term inflation rate in history of survey
6:01 a.m. June 14, 2019
University of Michigan consumer sentiment index in June falls to 97.9
6:00 a.m. June 14, 2019
5:31 a.m. June 14, 2019
- By Barbara Kollmeyer
Bond king Jeffrey Gundlach bets on gold and rings alarm bell on potential U.S. recession Critical information for the U.S. trading dayBond king Jeffrey Gundlach has predicted a 40% to 50% chance of a U.S. recession within the next six months and a 65% chance of that happening in the next 12 months, in a webcast to clients late Thursday