Americans spend 7,000% more time watching TV than they do on their finances

Americans spend 7,000% more time watching TV than they do on their finances

Watching TV is a lot more fun than going through your bank statements. But only one of them is going to help you reach your financial goals and retire on… Read more »

Johnson & Johnson stock pummeled after asbestos-related baby powder recall

Johnson & Johnson stock pummeled after asbestos-related baby powder recall

Shares of Johnson & Johnson suffered another blow Friday related to product safety, as the consumer-products giant’s recall of some baby powder — after tests revealed traces of asbestos —… Read more »

The world’s shortest regularly scheduled commercial flight lasts 1.5 minutes

The world’s shortest regularly scheduled commercial flight lasts 1.5 minutes

It very well could take you longer to read this story than it would to ride on the world’s shortest scheduled passenger flight. Loganair, a Scottish regional airline, holds that… Read more »

The 401(k) retirement is coming — are you prepared?

The 401(k) retirement is coming — are you prepared?

Most retirees rely on retirement income they didn’t personally put away for their futures, although they did work for it. Young adults won’t have that luxury, and they know it,… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow slips on economic growth concerns but on track for positive week after good earnings

Market Snapshot: Dow slips on economic growth concerns but on track for positive week after good earnings

U.S. stocks slipped Friday after data showed China’s economic growth slowing further in the third quarter, but investors have been heartened by a positive start to the corporate earnings reporting… Read more »

Tim Mullaney: If the Democrats keep saying crazy things about the economy, Trump will win again

Tim Mullaney: If the Democrats keep saying crazy things about the economy, Trump will win again

Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang exchange a high-five at the Democratic presidential candidates debate. With felonies flying fast and furious at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this week, it may seem a… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold edges lower, paring its gain for the week

Metals Stocks: Gold edges lower, paring its gain for the week

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor Gold futures edged lower on Friday, failing to get a lift from a round of weak economic data out of China or a softer… Read more »

In One Chart: Facebook, Visa among the stocks with high ESG marks — enough to outrun the S&P 500

In One Chart: Facebook, Visa among the stocks with high ESG marks — enough to outrun the S&P 500

Companies that improve their environmental, social and governance reputations outperform the S&P 500 — major technology and financial services firms among them. That’s according to researchers at FactSet, who broke… Read more »

Outside the Box: How adding 1% to your saving, earning and investing can change your life

Outside the Box: How adding 1% to your saving, earning and investing can change your life

In finances (and life) small steps can really add up. I have seen time and time again over my lifetime examples of small, often seemingly insignificant steps, adding up over… Read more »

Economic Report: Leading economic indicators fall for 2nd straight month, point to slower U.S. growth

Economic Report: Leading economic indicators fall for 2nd straight month, point to slower U.S. growth

The trade fight with China is causing more headaches for a slowing U.S. economy. The numbers: The U.S. grew more slowly in September and is likely to remain soft in… Read more »

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