This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish vacation hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are headed to places like nearby campgrounds.
Sparking a 13-year-olds interest in investing often comes down to finding stocks that he or she can relate to. And in this case, there are several Iron Man investment angles.
Most regional stocks posted declines for the second straight day, as the major stock indexes closed lower.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market
The world’s biggest hamburger chain faced criticism that it is a purveyor of junk food that markets to children.
The Republican-backed bill links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets. Democrats largely opposed the measure. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill.
In addition, workers will be furloughed on June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30. The agency said it might announce one or two additional closing dates later this year.
U.S. sales of new homes rose in April and nearly matched the fastest pace in five years, driving the median price to a record high. The gains suggest the housing recovery is strengthening.
Average rates on fixed mortgages rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain the housing recovery.
Stock prices surged Wednesday on congressional testimony by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke early in the day that suggested the central bank would not slow its massive economic stimulus program any time soon. Then minutes of a Fed meeting were released suggesting the stimulus could be scaled back as early as next month if the economy picks up, and stocks began dropping fast.
From Thursday through Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to AAA.
Evian is giving itself a facelift to keep up with its sleek, young competitors on store shelves.
It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways.
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.
While the device still had the top ranking among mobile phone users, Samsung and Motorola have narrowed the gap, according to the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
The makings of a solid, sustainably successful business are there: a smart, unique start-up idea, plus the entrepreneurial drive, acumen and vision to turn that idea into a viable business venture. But however strong the idea or the personal conviction behind it, a start-up isn’t going anywhere without a thoroughly thought-out financial strategy to carry the business and the business owner through good times and bad.
Stocks are moving higher Wednesday morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it was too soon for the central bank to pull back on its massive economic stimulus programs.
Its quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations, and the world's biggest home improvement chain boosted its full-year earnings and revenue forecasts.
The service, called Digital Life, represents AT&Ts bid to tap into the growing market for customized security and home management systems that can be accessed from smartphones, tablet computers and personal computers.
A lot of people believe anything beyond the bare minimum insurance coverage is unnecessary. Many mistakenly believe their policy will just magically take care of everything should it be needed. They don’t realize what can happen when a huge gap exists between, say, what your policy gives you for a totaled car and what it costs to buy a new one (including sales and property tax).
The Small Business Administration says it has lined up pledges from more than 120 banks to increase lending to veterans.
Americans got better about paying their credit card debt on time in the first three months of the year, a period when many borrowers use income tax returns to tackle their holiday season debt.
As an affordable getaway, Travel + Leisure magazine said Kansas City is one of the few cities where hotel prices have stayed the same or even dropped in the past year. According to Kayak.com, the aveage summer rate here is $137 a night.
Regional stocks got off to a choppy start to the week
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market