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Nike is going to start selling directly through Amazon’s website

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:33 -0400

The move could further rattle brick-and-mortar retailers that have depended on big brands like Nike to drive sales.


How to turn an unexpected windfall into so much more

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:58:48 -0400

When Susan Rose's dad passed away, he left her enough money to start dreaming big. See how she nurtured her inheritance into even more than she imagined.


Tipping: Is it ever OK to skip the tip?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:10:02 -0400

Tipping etiquette for (almost) every situation you can think of.


Guess how many parents owe more than $40,000 in student debt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:02:02 -0400

A growing number of parents are borrowing money to send their kids to college.


Toyota goes sporty with C-HR

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 18:05:35 -0400


China opens door to more foreign stock investors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:06 -0400

American investors will be able to get exposure to domestic Chinese stocks after an index provider added more than 200 of them to a key emerging markets index.


George Clooney, partners sell tequila company in $1 billion deal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:52:57 -0400

Diageo agrees to pay as much as $1 billion for George Clooney's tequila company, Casamigos.


The Ken doll gets a makeover

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:15:40 -0400


Home Depot, Menards sued for 'misleading' lumber size description

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:57:59 -0400

Two Home improvement stores are accused of deceiving the buyers of four-by-four boards. The suits, each seeking over $5 million claim the retailers received significant profits from its false and misleading marketing.


FCC hits robocaller with agency's largest-ever fine of $120 million

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:55:48 -0400

The FCC has hit a Florida-based robocall network with a record fine of $120 million


8 things you need to know when opening up a 401(k)

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:17:00 -0500

Does opening up a 401(k) seem confusing and daunting? Here are some tips to help you out.


Home Depot, Menards face lawsuits over lumber size description

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:46:21 -0400

Lawsuits accuse retailers of deception for misrepresenting the size of their four-by-four boards.


JP Morgan: Walmart could enter a bidding war with Amazon over Whole Foods

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:37:46 -0400

JPMorgan analysts said Walmart could be drawn to Whole Foods for its relatively wealthier customers and strong brand, not to mention the chance to thwart Amazon's ambitions.


The ten states most in debt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:38:40 -0400

Research Done by the Pew Charitable Trusts has shown that in 17 States long term liabilities have soared as a share of personal income. Here is a look at the Top ten. Video provided by TheStreet


2 Tennessee inmates bilked IRS out of $310K in tax refund scheme

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:58:04 -0400

The Tennessee inmates used the Social Security numbers of fellow inmates to claim refunds for hundreds, most of whom had been unemployed for years.


By keeping money for subsidies, Senate health care bill may lower premiums

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:31:24 -0400

Uncertainty over whether the administration would fund out-of-pocket costs caused rate hikes.


What all those cups of coffee, or that new car, really cost

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:04:14 -0400

The cost of a cup of coffee or other small outlays can exert a tremendous financial drain over time.


Sears, once America's most famous retailer, continues to fail

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:55:38 -0400


How debt — yes, debt — can help you jumpstart your business

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:01 -0400

Debt can help a business thrive. It can be used to your advantage if you know how to manage it. Here are four tips for using debt to help grow your business.


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

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:24:43 -0400

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


President Trump: 'I don't want a poor person' in top economic roles

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:18:13 -0400

At a rally in Iowa, President Trump spoke on why he chose people like billionaire Wilbur Ross and multimillionaire Gary Cohn as part of his economic team… Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).


Problems plague student loan forgiveness program

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:21:59 -0400

Borrowers face problems qualifying for student loan forgiveness for those in public service jobs


Driverless shuttles arrive at University of Michigan this fall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:07:22 -0400

The University of Michigan will implement two driverless shuttle buses on its campus this fall.


Tips for tracking your expenses, establishing an effective budget

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:59:47 -0400

Budgeting can be boring and difficult to stick to, but establishing one is the basic foundation of personal finance. Think about it: How can you save money each month if you don't know the ins and outs of your spending habits?


Uber board shake-up as Bill Gurley leaves

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:20:35 -0400

Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, whose firm Benchmark was one of Uber's earliest investors, will be replaced by his partner Matt Cohler.


Clooney sells his tequila business

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:09:43 -0400

The Money Monster star is selling his tequila company Casamigos — that he owns with entertainment mogul Rande Gerber and real estate developer Michael Meldman — to the British alcohol company Diageo for somewhere in the neighborhood of one billion dollars.


Americans take on this much debt to pay for a vacation

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:16:20 -0400

About 74% of Americans have gone into debt to pay for a getaway and on average charge up about $1,100, according to a new study.


Her parents taught her to save, now she plans to retire at 40

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:55:56 -0400

A 32-year-old saver says, 'Live in the now, but plan for the future.'


Berkshire Hathaway extends $1.8B rescue plan for troubled Canadian mortgage lender

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:09:21 -0400

Berkshire Hathaway offers a $1.8 billion rescue plan to troubled Canadian mortgage lender, Home Capital Group.


I got a financial windfall. Here's how I avoided blowing it.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:40 -0400

People who receive inheritances tend to quickly spend, or lose, half of it.


Why does American work feel so bad?

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 20:49:55 -0400

Home life has changed. Work life hasn't. The demands and payoff of work in the U.S. don't sync with the realities of many American families.


Preview: Fisker’s unbelievable new electric car

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:45:10 -0400

There’s a lot of excitement around Fisker’s upcoming electric luxury sedan, the EMotion. Even at $130,000, the industry is impressed with its large battery pack and advanced lidar sensors, carbon fiber wheels, and much more.


When is a Roth IRA better for you than a traditional IRA?

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 16:57:00 -0500

The debate over Roth vs. Traditional IRA comes down to 2 things: Flexibility and taxes.


Top 10 highest paid CEOs in 2016

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:27:23 -0400

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5% raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year.


Ask a Fool: What's the best way to invest $1,000?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:32:01 -0400

There are some smart investments you can make without needing piles of money first.


Top models named in J.D. Power's initial quality survey

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:02:38 -0400


Qatar Airways wants to buy 10% stake in American Airlines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:10 -0400

American announced Qatar Air intends to buy a 10% stake, but added the offer was unsolicited and would have to be approved in advance by the board.


Porsche, Lexus, Toyota top J.D. Power dependability study

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:31:03 -0500

Here are the auto brands that showed the fewest problems after three years of ownership


How caddying helped me earn a full ride at a prestigious college

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:37:39 -0400

Despite suffering from a painful disease, this student won a full ride by caddying.


5 tips for hiring seasonal employees

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:09 -0400

Hiring seasonal workers can be a stressful task for a business owner, but using these five tips can make it easier.


China factory for Ivanka Trump brand shoes criticized for labor violations

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:35:21 -0400

China factory that has produced Ivanka Trump brand shoes criticized for labor violations


Apple supplier's shares soar as the company goes on sale

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:15:26 -0400

Imagination Technologies plc shares surged in early London trading on news that Apple Inc. supplier put itself up for sale months after the tech giant said it would stop using the chip designer's technology.


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new mission: Bring the world closer together

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:21:29 -0400

Faced with growing divisiveness, Facebook has expanded its mission to building community.


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.


An illness short-circuited my career and finances. Here's how I rebounded

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:01:24 -0400

An unexpected crisis can derail finances. Getting back on track requires a plan


Report: Staples could be sold to private equity investors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:29:28 -0400

Office products retailer Staples is negotiating a deal to potentially sell itself to private-equity firm Sycamore Partners.


Fed-up with your cable company? Consumer Reports survey confirms you are not alone

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:47:40 -0400

Most pay-TV providers do a poor job of leaving their customers feeling like their service is worth the money, according to the latest ratings from Consumer Reports.


Apple Worldwide Developers Conference: In photos

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:34:34 -0400


Kia tops J.D. Power initial quality survey. See how other cars rank

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:01:39 -0400

South Korean brands scored well in a top auto industry quality survey


These Bose headphones are the lowest price they’ve ever been on Amazon

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:39:40 -0400

You can get the signature comfort of Bose headphones at a rare, low price.


Ford creates off-road version of its biggest SUV

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:06:02 -0400

Ford will add an FX4 off-road version of its big Expedition SUV when the version goes on sale later this year.


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