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Tompor: Expect higher rates on credit cards, loans due to Fed

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:52:28 -0500

The rate hikes are expected to continue next year


With tax reform pending, it's time to consider actions now

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

While the vast majority of changes won't take effect until January, procrastinators might miss out on key tax breaks before then.


How to throttle down on car costs and save thousands

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:27:33 -0500

In 2017, cars cost their owners an average of  $8,469 a year. Here's how to save on fuel, insurance and maintenance.


Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:30:13 -0400

A look at the top retailers that have announced store closings in 2017.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:19:57 -0500

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.


Rent vs. buy: The American dream doesn't have to be a nightmare

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:04 -0500

There's plenty to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy a home. We spoke with a financial planning adviser who helped us get things sorted. Video provided by Newsy


This laptop may be affordable, but its performance is seriously lacking

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:59:34 -0500

Lenovo IdeaPad 120S Laptop Review


Your guide to tax brackets in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:07 -0500

The IRS still has seven tax brackets (for now), but the income thresholds have increased for 2018.


Why do so many people claim Social Security at 62?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:17 -0500

One reason may surprise you.


SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket, recycled capsule

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:08:34 -0500

SpaceX has racked up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run. (Dec. 15)


Here are all the best deals for Free Shipping Day 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:21:23 -0500

Get free shipping and guaranteed deliver by December 24 by buying all your holiday gifts on Free Shipping Day.


These are the 5 worst cities for Black Americans

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:29:04 -0500

Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, there exist substantial inequalities along racial lines in America.


Those fake reindeer antlers on your car are eating up your gas

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:51:24 -0500

But a Christmas tree on the roof is even worse.


These are the 10 best tech deals on Amazon for Free Shipping Day

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:39:09 -0500

Deals are scarce on Free Shipping Day, but these offers on Amazon are worthy of your attention.


Free Press’ Stephen Henderson terminated for misconduct

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:52:20 -0500

The Free Press launched an investigation after a minister accused three members of the media, including Henderson, of sexual harassment.


The key to a secure retirement? Working longer

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:00:04 -0500

“Working longer is one of the most effective ways to improve prospects for a secure retirement.


Investors: 5 market milestones that mattered in 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:09:03 -0500

From Dow "24K" to Bitcoin mania, 2017 has featured barrier-breaking moments for markets.


Beetlemania! Classic VWs displayed in the Philippines

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:54:09 -0500


Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs with Urus

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:43:28 -0500

Lamborghini unveiled the once-improbable Urus SUV as it seeks to expand its factory to meet utility vehicle demand.


Five Wall Street Milestones To Watch

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:52:50 -0500


Car models that are going away in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:55:20 -0500


Warren Buffett's 10 largest current stock bets

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:21 -0500

There are more than 40 stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, but some holdings are much larger than others.


What you don't know about Social Security in 2018

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:27 -0500

Find out the biggest possible payments, what to expect in your check, and more.


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


Amazon may have left a clue to location of new headquarters

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:44:03 -0500

Amazon's next headquarters could be somewhere in the South. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) reports.


Airbus confirms management shake-up

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:32:38 -0500

Airbus confirmed a top management shake-up on Friday, following weeks of turmoil at the European planemaker. David Pollard reports. Video provided by Reuters


Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

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.


A health setback for Hunter Harrison punishes CSX stock

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:15:34 -0500

Shares of CSX are falling sharply at the opening bell after the railroad said CEO Hunter Harrison will take a medical leave.


Neighborhoods with the most outrageous Christmas lights in every state

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:19:33 -0500

As the holidays draw near, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in every state.


P&G agrees to add hedge fund investor Nelson Peltz to board

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:17:41 -0500

The activist investor asked P&G shareholders to elect him to advocate for a faster company turnaround.


Review: New Jeep Wrangler lets you tear up trails in comfort

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:20:06 -0500

It's a beast off-road yet gentle on passengers


Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about 'Obama's FCC' chair, net 'neutality'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:33:35 -0500

President Trump's son seemed unaware his father, not Obama, appointed the current FCC chairman.


Robotic soccer during RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:24 -0500


7 ways to get more out of your Costco membership

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:14:36 -0500

Joining the warehouse club can lead to some major savings, but you have to use it to reap those rewards.


Procter & Gamble may drop USA Gymnastics sponsorship after sex abuse scandal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:15:53 -0500

The move comes in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving the former team doctor that has rocked the organization.


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:21:34 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


Disney to buy key 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 billion

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:05:19 -0500

Disney CEO Robert Iger is hoping to expand the Disney empire by acquiring key 21st Century Fox assets for a whopping $52.4 billion.


How the Fed interest rate hike could affect your wallet

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:21:20 -0500

How the Fed's rate hike will affect interest rates for consumers and across the economy


Bargain hunters cross state lines to shop tax-free

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:34:20 -0500

In Delaware, Maryland residents can leave their 6% sales tax behind.


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:26:47 -0500

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.


Wall Street jumps to highs on tax-cut hopes

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:02:16 -0500

Wall Street's three major indexes tallied record closing highs as hopes rose for the Republican tax bill to pass. Angela Moore reports. Video provided by Reuters


12 facts the Social Security Administration wants you to know

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:54:08 -0400

Social Security probably covers a lot more than you realize.


Breast cancer charities: Where to give — and where to avoid

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 22:05:51 -0400

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But not all do-gooders do the most good. We talk to watchdogs to see which spend your donations wisely.


Add magic to your breakfast with this unicorn cereal!

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:02:15 -0500

Kellogg's will be bringing a bit of magic to the US with their Unicorn cereal! Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.


Want to risk your job? Then fake being sick.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:38:16 -0500

Hint: It's a fairly common practice, too.


Net neutrality rules are dead. Will my Internet bills go up?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:50:04 -0500

Internet providers could charge more to some sites for faster access. They risk a backlash.


Did the FCC just take the Net back to 2014?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:02:11 -0500

Thursday's FCC vote to overturn the 2015 net neutrality protections returns the Internet to an earlier regulatory regime. But what does that really mean?


Net neutrality: protests at the FCC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:43:01 -0500


Discontinued: 15 cars and trucks that automakers are dropping in 2018

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:59:35 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


Just how busy is UPS' package hub? At the holidays, busier than usual

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:06 -0500


How to handle the growing wealth gap crisis

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:04 -0500

When workers don’t participate in the financial victories of the organizations they serve, the debt bubble balloons and the retirement crisis worsens.


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