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Wall Street nosedives on trade war fears

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:30:10 -0400

Wall Street tumbled Friday as investors grew nervous about a possible trade war with China. Fred Katayama reports.


Economic outlook: U.S. durable goods orders rise at fastest pace since June

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:01:13 -0400

Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in February, reversing a drop in January, to rise at the fastest pace since June.


Stunning new cars, SUVs light up the New York Auto Show

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:43:07 -0400


15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:13:53 -0500

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


10 of the best headphones for every type of person

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:57:44 -0400

Music on the go—no matter what your lifestyle


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


The robocall battle continues at FCC and FTC

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:05:36 -0400

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission are working together to combat robocalls.


Two million users hacked Spotify to get ad-free music

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:03:56 -0400

Spotify said two million of its users nixed ads from the free version of the streaming-music service with unauthorized, ad-blocking apps. Fred Katayama 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.


Job interview? 6 buzzword phrases to avoid using if you want to get hired

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:02:00 -0400

We’ve all been in this position—we’re at work or on an interview and all of a sudden we accidentally say something that we quickly realize sounds so awkward, so not right that we’d give nearly anything to somehow be able to...


5 Amazon deals to help you celebrate the weekend

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:03:20 -0400

Deals on deals on deals


I used Rent the Runway Unlimited for a year—is it actually worth the money?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:20:49 -0400

Having access to a designer wardrobe sounds great, but how great is it?


Dow closes 425 points lower on trade war fear after Trump move to impose tariffs on China

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:08:32 -0400

A potential trade war between the U.S. and China remains top risk for the U.S. stock market


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

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:40 -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.


See 7 sexy new cars, SUVs debuting at the New York Auto Show

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:34:11 -0400

From a new RAV4 and Lincoln Aviator to a Ford Fusion, the auto industry shows off hot new SUVs and cars next week.


Ford's hottest cars and trucks through the years

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:44:24 -0400


Bank of America in $42 million settlement over 'masking' electronic trading activities

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:24:24 -0400

Bank of America's Merrill Lynch routinely misled customers by telling them billions of stock trades had been managed in-house when they were actually turned over to outside firms, N.Y. says. The bank admits to undisclosed agreements with several securities firms.


The grand look of Steinway pianos

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:17 -0400


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.


Shake Shack, Lyft, Cava among those offering freebies and discounts during March for Our Lives

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:42:12 -0400

Get free food, free rides and other discounts if you're attending March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.


Planning a purchase? How to car shop at an auto show

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:00:08 -0500

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.


Chill out! Like, for real, entrepreneur. Here's how

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:11:54 -0400

Yeah, sometimes my wife calls me Steve Stress. But only sometimes.


Retail giants Kroger and Target are in merger talks, report claims

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:44:47 -0400

Combined, Kroger and Target would have total sales of $195 billion and 4,600 stores nationwide. The transaction, if it took place, would be a merger valued at more than $35 billion.


Steve Wynn no longer has stock in Wynn Resorts

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:03:24 -0400

Steve Wynn no longer has any stock in Wynn Resorts after selling on Thursday the remainder of his stake in the company he founded in 2002 and with which he built opulent casino-resorts in the nation's gambling mecca and abroad.


AutoNation, Blockbuster and Waste Management founder H. Wayne Huizenga dies at age 80

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:41:53 -0400

Billionaire AutoNation, Waste Management and Blockbuster founder H. Wayne Huizenga has died at the age of 80.


Dropbox soars in market debut

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:32:42 -0400

Dropbox shares soared by as much as 50 percent in their first day of trading as investors rushed to buy into the biggest tech IPO of 2018. Yahaira Jacquez reports. Video provided by Reuters


Keep your savings working for you with these 15 reasons to invest after retirement

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:00:00 -0400

Now that you’re unemployed, it’s time you started making real money. Investing after retirement is a great way to continue making income.


Disney vacation pros dish up budgeting tips for trips

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:02:01 -0400

Taking a Disney vacation can be pure magic... if you budget it properly.


Possible stock buy? Kroger has long-term plans for tax cut benefits

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:13:36 -0400

The grocer is investing in its employees and in tech that can cut food prices.


10 banks consumers complain about the most

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:29:37 -0500

The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.


The Weather Channel sold to independent Entertainment Studios

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:12:17 -0400

The Weather Channel has a new owner, Entertainment Studios, which has eight cable channels including Pets.TV.


Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: Which is right for you?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:47:41 -0400

There's a smart speaker for everyone.


Have a Babies R Us baby registry? Where you can register instead

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:35:15 -0400

Many parents were drawn to Babies R Us because of its reward program. With the Toys R Us liquidations, here's where else parents-to-be can go.


Good advice on using tax refund can be bad for your specific situation

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:02:22 -0400

In reference to tax refunds, everybody’s financial situation is different, and what works for others may not work for you.


Thinking about buying home in retirement? Here are 3 reasons to rent instead

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:02:02 -0400

Homeownership and retirement don't always mesh. Here's why you might consider renting as a senior instead.


Student loan forgiveness program gets $350M one-shot boost to aid struggling borrowers

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:02:20 -0400

Federal spending bill signed by President Trump includes new funds to fund debt forgiveness for student loan borrowers working in public service or non-profit jobs. The money is earmarked for consumers who didn't qualify because of complex rules or incorrect information from student loan servicers.


Millennials turning to plastic as cash fades out

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:14:31 -0400

Carrying cash is apparently not what it used to be….Buzz60's Nick Cardona has that story.


Target promises no airbrushing in swimwear ad campaign

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:31:48 -0400

Target says they will not use airbrushing or reshaping in any of their swimwear marketing.


20 jobs that have become dominated by women

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:48:29 -0400


Atlanta hit by ransomware attack, city employees told not to turn on computers

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:07:18 -0400

A ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta means city works at city hall can't turn on their computers and WiFi at the airport is off.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:01:28 -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.


Self-Driving Trucks: Waymo, Uber, Tesla, Embark automate trucking

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:26:19 -0400


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

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


Pete the Planner: Is it ever smart to cash out a 401(k) early?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:20:46 -0400

If you are worried about market risk on your retirement funds, there are several options to consider that don't involve a tax penalty.


My Goodness My Guinness: Old Guinness advertisements

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:24:31 -0400


Who's struggling the most to buy homes? The answer might surprise you

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:50:32 -0400

Hint: It's not Millennials. Gen Xers are having the hardest time becoming homeowners.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $10 billion in wealth this week

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:35:54 -0400

Facebook shares tumbled 14% in 5 days amid the scandal tied to Cambridge Analytica and the mishandling of people's private information.


In a trade war between U.S. and trading partners, small stocks may fare best

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:30:05 -0400

A trade war isn’t good for stocks because it likely will hurt the global economy and profits of big companies that do a lot of business globally. The winner in the event of a trade war, therefore, will likely be small American companies that get most of their sales from the United States.


Trump tariffs on China imports could raise prices for shoppers

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:28:13 -0400

Trump's proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could raise costs for US consumers, and hurt American farmers and other businesses


The 12 best things you can buy your dog on Amazon

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:22:33 -0400

If they could talk, they'd ask for these things.


Goodbye: Toys R Us plans to close all U.S. stores

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:38:50 -0400