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Holiday deals: 3 things you can buy for less on Memorial Day weekend

Thu, 24 May 2018 03:00:00 -0400

Summer is almost here, but school’s not out quite yet. What items can you get great deals on at Memorial Day sales? Here's a cheat sheet that you can use before you start spending.


Looking for new investment? Owning rental home almost as lucrative as stock market

Thu, 24 May 2018 06:30:01 -0400

Millions of Americans who own rental homes count on the income they receive from rent, but may not know how they stack up as investments. A new study might change that.


How to buy cheap wine you know you'll love

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:32:34 -0400

Learning about wine can help you stick to your budget


McDonald's shareholders vote against plastic straw study

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:18:40 -0400

A proposal asking for a report about the business risks of using plastic straws was voted down at the shareholders' meeting. on Thursday.


McDonald's breakfast catering may soon be coming your way

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:16:03 -0400

In its quest for global breakfast domination, McDonald's is testing out catering for the day’s most important meal too.


Project Q, the Californian genderqueer salon 'saving life'

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:31:09 -0400

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Delta Air Lines will fly to India (again) in 2019

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:20:20 -0400

Delta said recent talks between the U.S. and the Middle East nations of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allowed it to again consider India.


Sen. Bob Corker: Trump abusing power with 'dangerous' plan for car tariffs

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:51:49 -0400

Trump is abusing his power by initiating an investigation into whether importing automobiles poses a threat to national security, Corker says


Fired Ford executive now leads the company that builds automaker's $450K supercar

Fri, 25 May 2018 02:08:33 -0400

Raj Nair is is commonly referred to as the "father of the GT." Now he's leading the company that makes it for Ford.


Loved that Royal Wedding sports car? Here are best Jaguars over time

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:46:40 -0400


Starbucks racial bias training will include rapper Common, lots of dialogue

Thu, 24 May 2018 13:35:15 -0400

The 8,000-plus company-owned stores in the U.S. will close on Tuesday afternoon. Employee attendance isn't mandatory.


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


Rolls Royce defines lavish luxury through the years

Mon, 21 May 2018 18:40:46 -0400


Gas prices could hit $3 nationwide Memorial Day weekend

Thu, 24 May 2018 20:26:26 -0400

Gas prices are marching toward the $3 mark nationwide as the summer driving season begins. Rising oil prices, geopolitical developments and the strong economy have contributed to the increase as Memorial Day approaches.


Pfizer Settles Kickback Case Related To Drug Copay Assistance For $24 million

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:57:15 -0400

The drugmaker agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department over allegations that it funneled copay assistant money through a foundation to Medicare patients.


Your favorite stores are having amazing Memorial Day Weekend sales

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:26:38 -0400

Shop great deals over the long weekend.


Need rad gifts for grads and dads? These gift card deals come with bonuses

Fri, 25 May 2018 02:11:15 -0400

At many popular restaurants, including Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings and IHOP, when you buy a gift card you'll get something free.


What returns should I expect from my stock investments? Ask a Fool

Fri, 25 May 2018 06:32:02 -0400

Long-term expectations and short-term expectations are two very different things when it comes to stock investing.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:51:16 -0400

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.


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.


New video game: Elon Musk Tesla vs. asteroids, spaceships, Jeff Bezos

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:36:46 -0400

A new 8-bit video game has an idea, and it has something to do with avoiding asteroids, spaceships, and defeating the head of Jeff Bezos. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.


The 12 most popular grilling recipes on Pinterest

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:46:16 -0400

Give the people what they want at your summer BBQs


The grand look of Steinway pianos

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:17 -0400


This revolutionary bra has a 2,000 person waitlist

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:39:03 -0400

This Revolutionary Bra Has a 2,000 Person Waitlist


Internet users to get more control of their info, thanks to Europe's GDPR

Fri, 25 May 2018 04:55:25 -0400

A far-reaching set of privacy rules, the GDPR, goes into effect May 25, with the specific intent of swinging the pendulum of control over our personal data away from companies and back to individuals.


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.


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.


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.


The surprising thing seniors miss the most about pre-retirement life

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:49:34 -0400

Hint: It's not money.


Odd strategy helps man win $2 million on instant lotto ticket

Fri, 25 May 2018 07:55:23 -0400

A Detroit area man's lottery strategy doesn't seem so odd anymore now that he has $1.3 million in his pocket and doesn't have to release his name. He collected his lump-sum prize Wednesday from the Michigan Lottery.


Jimmy Fallon: How I became a late night talk show host

Tue, 22 May 2018 07:52:04 -0400


World stocks mixed as North Korea’s restraint eases concerns

Fri, 25 May 2018 05:58:40 -0400

World stock markets were mixed Friday after North Korea issued a surprisingly restrained response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to cancel a planned summit.


The Hamburger: An appreciation

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:18:42 -0400


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.


UAW President Dennis Williams praises Trump's tariff approach on vehicles

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:09:56 -0400

The union leader says the U.S. needs a trade strategy and he supports the Trump administration looking at a range of issues.


Not interested in retiring? You still need a financial plan to deal with eventualities

Fri, 25 May 2018 06:25:07 -0400

Your plan to never retire will work, as long as you accept the fact that you will eventually be forced to retire and you are financially prepared to do so by matching your budget to your Social Security income level as soon as possible.


17 top-rated products on Amazon that make traveling a breeze

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:20:54 -0400

Now you’ll be able to sit back and actually enjoy your vacation.


Samsung ordered to pay Apple nearly $539 million in damages in longstanding patent dispute

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:40:19 -0400

A California jury awarded that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for infringing on patents on the original iPhone.


Remember the iPhone 6 'Bendgate' controversy? It's back

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:01:31 -0400

Apple appears to have known all along that iPhone 6 models were more likely to bend than prior iPhones, court documents reveal.


Will higher gas prices hurt SUV sales? Analyst is sounding alarm

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:54:12 -0400

With a few exceptions, analysts have been predicting a permanent consumer shift away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. Could gas prices change that?


Broad appeal: McDonald's, Walmart top list of 25 most popular stores in America

Thu, 24 May 2018 08:00:02 -0400

The most popular stores in the country tend to share several common qualities. Notably, they all sell items that are practical, everyday necessities.


Facebook launches disclosures for political ads and online ad archive

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:03:53 -0400

Facebook launched political ad disclosures for candidates and on polarizing issues such as guns and immigration to prevent election meddling.


T-Mobile customer data at risk before bug was squashed

Thu, 24 May 2018 19:33:47 -0400

Security researcher discovered a T-Mobile vulnerability that could spill account details on a customer, if a hacker knew the person's phone number.


Trump signs biggest rollback of bank rules since Dodd-Frank Act

Thu, 24 May 2018 21:34:28 -0400

President Trump Signs Biggest Rollback of Bank Rules Since Dodd-Frank Act


Hot housing markets: 10 cities where Millennials are buying homes

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:00:02 -0400

Researchers at calculated the share of Millennials who bought homes over the past year in the country's 200 largest housing markets. Unsurprisingly, none of the top 10 cities is among the most expensive cities in the United States


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.


Sur La Table is having an insane sale for Memorial Day

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:30:31 -0400

Make your summer more memorable with the right cookout accessories.


Mortgage interest rates 2018: Rates hit 7-year high, slow home sales

Thu, 24 May 2018 18:05:34 -0400

Rising mortgage rates are crimping home sales. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate hit a new seven-year high of 4.66% the past week.


These cars, SUVs get the lowest gas mileage in their class

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:32:28 -0400


Knight Rider's KITT Trans Am, a cult classic car, recreated by Michigan man

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:08:10 -0400

Lansing resident Aaron Aikman is making a name for himself by bringing famous TV and movie vehicles to life.


Patriotism on wheels: Cars painted up as American flags

Fri, 25 May 2018 01:52:55 -0400


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