Category: Finance

What You Should Do With Your Money Before 2015 Ends

Getty Images Do you have money on your mind? If so, you’re not alone. A recent GOBankingRates survey found that 1 in 4 Americans think about money more than anything else. To make the most of your money this year in order to get ahead financially in 2016, now is the time to get serious. […]

Chip Cards Scarce in U.S., Despite Deadlines

NEW YORK — The U.S. credit card industry and merchants face a Thursday deadline to make progress with the transition to cards with chip technology, but less than half of consumers have the new cards in their wallets. A new study from CreditCards.com found that only 40 percent of cardholders have chip cards, which employ […]

Stocks End Worst Quarter in 4 Years With Rally

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday as investors sought bargains among beaten-down stocks and the recently battered biotechnology index bounced back on the last day of Wall Street’s worst quarter since 2011. For much of the third quarter, global markets were rocked by fears of slowing growth in China and uncertainty over […]

Major Reasons Why Television Viewing Is Way Down

Traditionally, fall premiere week for broadcast television networks has been a sparkling time of peak sampling as millions upon millions of viewers tune-in to new and returning shows. Save for 16 million viewers gobbling up Fox (FOXA) hip-hop drama “Empire” last week for its second season premiere, a more than 60 percent leap in total […]

5 Ways Being Frugal Can Backfire

On the surface, it may seem that frugality is the best way to live your life if you’re looking to save yourself some green. But penny-pinching doesn’t always play out how you intended, and it can actually end up hurting you financially and otherwise, according to U.S. News & World Report. Here are five times […]

Last Week’s Biggest Stock Movers

Plenty of stocks go up and down in any given week. The gainers inspire us to keep investing. The decliners keep greed in check while reminding us about the risks of the equity markets. Let’s go over some of last week’s best and worst performers. Bellerophon Therapeutics (BLPH) — Up 59 percent last week The […]