List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2018

New York City’s new Uber rules could make those $5 cancellation fees go away

New York City’s new Uber rules could make those $5 cancellation fees go away

This winter, Dani Rose, a New York-based photographer, ordered an Uber to take her from an event she was working in Brooklyn to her home in Queens. She usually takes… Read more »

Next Avenue: Those ‘financial wellness’ programs at work are failing. Here’s why

Next Avenue: Those ‘financial wellness’ programs at work are failing. Here’s why

Doctor! We have a situation at America’s employers. Some of them are offering financial wellness programs to employees, which is great. But, according to a new Bank of America Merrill… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Best Buy’s move into health technology for the elderly is a ‘great strategic fit’

The Ratings Game: Best Buy’s move into health technology for the elderly is a ‘great strategic fit’

Best Buy Co Inc. shares rose Thursday as analysts cheered the news of its acquisition of San Diego-based GreatCall, a health technology company that focuses on the elderly. The electronics… Read more »

NewsWatch: Walmart stock surge drives up retailers, negates J.C. Penney’s largest-ever plunge

NewsWatch: Walmart stock surge drives up retailers, negates J.C. Penney’s largest-ever plunge

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE The retail sector enjoyed a broad stock rally Thursday, as blowout results from Walmart Inc., in the wake of upbeat economic data, helped negate the biggest-ever plunge… Read more »

This solution could save millions of people from poverty in their old age

This solution could save millions of people from poverty in their old age

The foundation of our government, the U.S. Constitution, was the result of a collaborative effort among the states. Throughout our history, the states have worked together to address the needs… Read more »

Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money

Meet the tech-savvy upstarts who think they can finally give Realtors a run for their money

Is a revolution finally coming to real estate? A few years ago, Chad Torstenson decided to sell his house. His experience, he said, was “fairly typical.” A real-estate agent came… Read more »

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tumble as housing starts to drag down the economy

Economic Report: Mortgage rates tumble as housing starts to drag down the economy

Street of brightly painted colonial style homes in Richmond, Va. Rates for home loans tumbled in line with the broader bond market, even as the housing market’s woes threatened to… Read more »

Some adult children earn more when they live close to their parents—here’s why

Some adult children earn more when they live close to their parents—here’s why

You don’t have to live with mom and dad, but if you lose your job, it pays to live near them. Young adults with children see faster earnings recoveries after… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Airlines are tweaking food and lighting to help passengers withstand long-haul flights

The Wall Street Journal: Airlines are tweaking food and lighting to help passengers withstand long-haul flights

The Sonoran Desert is a pretty good place to research what ultralong nonstop flights do to the human body. Airlines and scientists are studying the effects of spending 20 hours… Read more »

Capitol Report: Brennan says Trump’s collusion denials are ‘hogwash’ | President practices politics of ‘arf,’ columnist says

Capitol Report: Brennan says Trump’s collusion denials are ‘hogwash’ | President practices politics of ‘arf,’ columnist says

“Hogwash”: Former CIA John Brennan attacks President Donald Trump’s collusion denials. Former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan says President Donald Trump’s claims of no collusion with Russia in the… Read more »

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