• Connecticut Nov 18, 2019

    HP Rejects $33.5 Billion Takeover Offer From Xerox

    HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox.

  • Netflix Apr 13, 2019

    How Not to Break the Bank on Streaming Services

    With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent study of digital media trends by Deloitte. While some have dropped cable and its average bill of around $100...

  • CEO Mar 27, 2019

    Apple Tries to Take a Bite Out of Credit Card Industry

    Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there’s no number on the front and the users’ name is etched in metal. The card expands the company’s digital Apple Pay services, marrying the...

  • georgia Feb 21, 2019

    Confused? 3 Experts Explain Changes in Trump's Tax Law

    Tax preparation is rarely easy, but this filing season comes with a unique set of complications. It’s the first year people are filing under the massive overhaul to tax law put in place by Congress in late 2017. Tax season also kicked off days after a partial government shutdown. Still, some taxpayers are feeling a bit confused. The Associated Press...

  • georgia Feb 19, 2019

    I Owe How Much? Americans Shocked by Impact of New Tax Law

    The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The couple had grown comfortable getting a small refund each year, a few hundred dollars or...

  • China Oct 12, 2018

    Stock Market Experts Say This Is a Stumble, Not a Plunge

    Woah, what was that? After months of relative calm, Wall Street has been jolted by a sudden run of turbulent trading. The swoon wiped more than 1,300 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average over two days and dragged the benchmark S&P 500 index down more than 5 percent. The VIX index, which measures how worried traders are about a...

  • food Aug 28, 2018

    Despite Strong Economy, Many Americans Struggling to Get by

    Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were most prevalent among adults with lower incomes or health issues. But it...

  • CEO Aug 6, 2018

    Apps Offer Lifeline for Workers Facing Hardship Between Paychecks

    Luis Vazquez and his girlfriend were down to their last $50 after she got sick and had to miss work for a month. He already paid his rent and bills for the month, but without her income the couple couldn’t cover groceries and other essentials. His next paycheck was more than a week away. Faced with a similar cash crunch...

  • cellular telephone Jul 18, 2018

    Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

    It’s one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? Americans have a cozy relationship with debt — student loans, credit cards and car loans are commonplace. The Federal Reserve said that consumer borrowing rose $24.5 billion in May alone to hit almost $3.9 trillion. And that doesn’t include mortgage...

  • D.C. Apr 23, 2018

    IRS Extends Tax Deadline to April 18 After Technical Problems

    Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited until the final day to file online got an unwelcome...

  • Governor Apr 17, 2018

    Procrastinators Rejoice: There's Still Time to File Taxes

    If you woke up in a panic realizing that today is well past April 15, relax. You’ve got until today to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty. April 15 fell on Sunday this year and Monday was Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C. That gave taxpayers nationwide until April 17 to get the job done. Procrastinators...

  • Florida Feb 7, 2018

    More Americans Hold Stocks, for Better Or for Worse

    A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly older ones. Slightly more than half of all U.S. families own stocks in some way, from workers who got automatically enrolled into their 401(k) retirement accounts to day-traders working their personal accounts. The rate of stock ownership is...

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