The Moneyist: My dying friend wants to marry me so I can have his Social Security — should I do it?

The Moneyist: My dying friend wants to marry me so I can have his Social Security — should I do it?

Dear Moneyist, Please do not hammer me for presenting this idea. I understand many people feel strongly about the meaning of marriage. I dated a guy for a couple of… Read more »

Economic Report: U.S. runs largest monthly budget deficit on record in February

Economic Report: U.S. runs largest monthly budget deficit on record in February

The US Treasury Department in Washington, DC is seen on August 08, 2011. The numbers: The federal government ran a budget deficit of $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department… Read more »

Market Extra: The yield curve inverted — here are 5 things investors need to know

Market Extra: The yield curve inverted — here are 5 things investors need to know

A closely watched measure of the yield curve briefly inverted Friday — with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note falling below the yield on the 3-month T-bill — and… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold scores highest finish in 3 weeks as economic data feed global growth worries

Metals Stocks: Gold scores highest finish in 3 weeks as economic data feed global growth worries

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor Gold settled higher Friday, amid haven buying, overcoming strength in the U.S. dollar as investors reacted to fresh global growth fears and a recessionary… Read more »

Key Words: ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke ‘nearly lost my mind and then my life’

Key Words: ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke ‘nearly lost my mind and then my life’

The Mother of Dragons had the mother of all health scares — twice. “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has revealed in a personal New Yorker essay that she suffered… Read more »

The Fed: Stephen Moore, Trump’s pick for Fed, will be lightning rod for president’s opponents

The Fed: Stephen Moore, Trump’s pick for Fed, will be lightning rod for president’s opponents

By Senior economics reporter Stephen Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, has been a long-time supporter of Donald Trump. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated former Wall Street… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’ll tap Moore for Fed as he weighs tariffs on autos

Trump Today: Trump Today: President says he’ll tap Moore for Fed as he weighs tariffs on autos

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before departing the White House on Friday. President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll nominate his former campaign adviser Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve’s… Read more »

Outside the Box: 9 reasons why the housing market risks hitting a perfect storm

Outside the Box: 9 reasons why the housing market risks hitting a perfect storm

There is no better barometer on the health of the U.S. economy than housing. It’s an industry that encompasses a myriad of vital sectors — banking, manufacturing, commodities, international trade,… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow sinks more than 300 points as bond market flashes possible recession signal

Market Snapshot: Dow sinks more than 300 points as bond market flashes possible recession signal

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, with the Dow tumbling more than 300 points, after a downbeat round of macroeconomic data in Europe and the United States stoked global growth fears… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil pulls back, with prices giving up a weekly gain

Futures Movers: Oil pulls back, with prices giving up a weekly gain

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Oil futures declined on Friday, as concerns about global energy demand helped push prices for the commodity down toward its lowest settlement in at least… Read more »

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