Personal Finance

Markets Right Now: Ebbing trade worries send stocks higher

Apr 5, 2018

Stocks closed higher as traders became more optimistic that the U.S. and China would be able to resolve their trade differences without too much damage.

Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percent

Apr 5, 2018

Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year average at 4.40 percent

Ex-NFL star Clinton Portis to repay casino $190K in debt

Apr 4, 2018

Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes a New Jersey casino

On the Money: Glut of used cars gives buyers more options

Apr 4, 2018

Bargain prices on 2- and 3-year-old vehicles fueled record sales of used cars, trucks and SUVs last year, a trend that is expected to continue because people can save thousands of dollars over buying new

Man linked to death of relatives faces judge

Apr 3, 2018

A Vermont man accused by family members of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother in an attempt to collect inheritance money faced a judge but offered few clues behind the deaths or his role in them

1Q Fund Review: Pain makes a comeback

Mar 29, 2018

After a years-long stretch when most mutual funds and exchange-traded funds powered higher quarter after quarter, investors are rediscovering the pain of volatility

Long-term US mortgage rates move little; 30-year at 4.44 pct

Mar 29, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week after a months-long stretch of increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ticked down to 4.44 percent from 4.45 percent last week.

McDonald's expands worker tuition benefits, citing tax law

Mar 29, 2018

McDonald's, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some employees can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition

On the Money: Robots predict how you'll spend your points

Mar 28, 2018

Credit card companies using artificial intelligence software to convince customers to use their credit card points in a certain way, be it redeeming their points for travel, dining, shopping or gift cards

Small business dilemma: Raise prices or absorb inflation?

Mar 28, 2018

While inflation overall has been tame the past few years, many small businesses nonetheless have seen their costs rise, especially for labor and energy

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