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Sam's Club expanded free shipping could be a boon to FedEx

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:32 -0500

FedEx is well positioned to take advantage of the free shipping wars


Can the new Crock Pot multi cooker beat the Internet's favorite Instant Pot

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:21:26 -0500

Crock Pot, the company that's synonymous with slow cookers, has launched a new multi-cooker to compete with the Instant Pot. But is the Crock Pot any good?


What to do if you really, really need your tax refund fast

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:38 -0500

Here’s how to get your refund fast, then use it to build a savings account.


Financial security: Best (and worst) states to grow old in

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:45:56 -0500


Least livable: Worst county, by state, to live in

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:29:36 -0500

In nearly every state in the nation, there is at least one county where social and economic measures reflect an extremely poor quality of life.


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.


The best affordable robot vacuums of 2018

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:52:51 -0500

Get your floors clean and save money doing it


2019 BMW X4

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:54:11 -0500


3 reasons to choose credit over debit — and when not to

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:21 -0500

Most Americans are more likely to choose debit over a credit for everyday purchases.


Los Angeles, Moscow, New York top list of world’s most gridlocked cities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:35 -0500

In a new study, Los Angeles topped the list as the most traffic-congested city in the world. Four other U.S. cities made the list, as did London and Paris.


This $2,000 expense could blindside homebuyers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:02 -0500

Six in 10 homeowners use at least one recurring provider of maintenance services.


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


Michigan's Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:25:14 -0500

Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming.


Why credit card debt can be bad for your health

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:04 -0500

To avoid rising debt, good credit card management comes down to paying your monthly bill in full and on time.


A growing percentage of Millennials have absolutely nothing saved

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:29:58 -0500

While some Millennials are increasingly proving to be savvy savers, many other young people are not making progress at holding onto their cash.


L.L. Bean just killed its lifetime return policy -- is Costco next?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:39:08 -0500

Not all retailers are created equal, and the wholesale giant has a secret weapon.


India closes bank branch at heart of fraud, shares slide

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:01:12 -0500

Indian investigators have closed down a branch of a state-run bank that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history. As Kate King reports it's left investors shaken, and wiped more than a quarter off Punjab National Bank's market value. Video provided by Reuters


Latvian PM says central bank chief should resign

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:59:48 -0500

The head of Latvia’s central bank should resign following his detention by the anti-corruption agency, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said on Monday. As Ciara Lee reports, it comes after Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau detained Governor Ilmars Rimsevics on Saturday after searching his house and office. Video provided by Reuters


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.


You can get the best affordable robot vacuum for an amazing price right now

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:22:36 -0500

The iLife A4s, our best affordable robot vacuum, is under $200 with an Amazon coupon.


Indian’s latest Scout: It’s not a chopper, it’s a Bobber

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:15:45 -0500

The Indian Scout Bobber is an eye-catching motorcycle with a style based on the classic minimalist performance bikes of the ’40s and ’50s


Russian banks attacked by activists in Ukraine's capital

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:56:31 -0500

Dozens of activists have vandalised Russian banks and a federal agency in Kiev, hurling stones and bottles. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration) Video provided by Reuters


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.


Bitcoin price broke through $11,000 for first time since January

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:24:27 -0500

Bitcoin broke through the $11,000 mark over the weekend for the first time since January. Fears over tighter regulation appear to have subsided.


Red Bull unveil their 2018 F1 car

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:02:24 -0500

Red Bull give the first glimpse of their car for the 2018 Formula One season Video provided by Reuters


Amazon Prime members can now get Whole Foods deliveries

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:50:06 -0500

It's the same free two-hour delivery window.


Japan urges U.S. to make careful steel trade ruling

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:07:06 -0500

Japan's steel industry has criticised President Trump’s plan to impose curbs on steel imports, saying it violates the principles of free trade. As Ciara Lee reports, it’s calling for Washington to make a careful and appropriate decision. Video provided by Reuters


4 signs you shouldn't do your own tax return

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:21:10 -0500

Got a complicated tax situation? Hiring a pro could be the best tax reduction trick of all


How to prepare your kids for career success

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:02:01 -0500

As a parent, there is plenty you can do to help set them up for their best shot at success.


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.


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.


Buying a new car? Here are the four best deals

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:23:58 -0500

Three are SUVs, the most popular body style


Buffett wins 10-year, $1M bet with hedge fund managers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:23:54 -0500

On Friday, a couple of money managers with Protégé Partners LLC were in Omaha to pay up. More than $2 million is now going to Girls Inc. of Omaha.


Warren Buffett to release his shareholder letter on Saturday

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:46:52 -0500

Investor Warren Buffett will release his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday.


Stocks extend global recovery, dividends up too

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:09:12 -0500

World stocks were set for a sixth session of gains on Monday, extending a recovery from a selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs. As Sonia Legg reports, global dividends also rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence. Video provided by Reuters


Juuling is a trend popular with kids. What does it mean to juul?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:07:37 -0500

Looks like a USB. Works like a vape device. Most adults don't know what it is.


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.


These are the best 4 Amazon deals for Presidents Day

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:18:19 -0500

This Presidents Day, you can find loads of Amazon deals on everything from instant Pots to mattresses, chef's knives, and Bluetooth speakers.


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.


Craft beer, whiskey producers hail giant excise tax cut

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:57:34 -0500

Supporters hope brewers and distillers pour the savings back into the businesses


7 most expensive colleges in the U.S. in 2018

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:43:37 -0500

When choosing a college, price is often a big factor. Here are seven of the most expensive colleges in the U.S. that can help with making a decision.


How safe is Social Security?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:02:01 -0500

Social Security is stronger than most people think, but benefits might shrink anyway.


Worst county to live in every state

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:29:09 -0500


Dow Theory shows market turmoil isn't signaling a coming crash

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:12:27 -0500

Currently, followers of the Dow Theory are giving the stock market the benefit of the doubt.


Q&A: Ken Chenault, former CEO of American Express

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:09:09 -0500

Kenneth Chenault talked about the new tax law, being a black CEO, and what greater competition means for American Express.


Does the Fed really expect faster rate hikes?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:02 -0500

Federal Reserve meeting minutes highlight a light week of economic news.


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.


The 10 most popular cities for people who want to work from home in 2018

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:47 -0500

According to Gallup, 43% of employed Americans spend some time working remotely and this share may increase over time.


KFC is suffering from a chicken shortage in the U.K. Yes, you read that right.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:03:08 -0500

KFC is engulfed in a crisis in the U.K., where about two-thirds of its restaurants are temporarily closed amid delivery challenges.


Square Root plants bright lights, big cities farms

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:29:58 -0500


Diamonds add sparkle for the rich and famous

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:56 -0500