Source: ThinkstockDecember 19, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.3% at 2,681.48. The DJIA closed down 0.15% at 24,754.26. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.4% at 6,963.85.
Tuesday started out as a great day for the markets, but quickly turned for the worse right out of the gate. While Monday showed a lot of promise for the major exchanges, Tuesday was a small step back. Crude oil was up....More>>>
In an agewhen vending machines can dispense anything from lipstick to headphones, perhaps it was only a matter of time before the industry would dream up a new, automated way to help people stock up on marijuana.
American Green, a Phoenix-based medical-cannabis technology company, has unveiled a prototype for a vending machine that uses biometric verification technology to sell controlled....More>>>
Global investors reeled in their risk taking on Wednesday, with many stock markets across Asia drifting lower under the pressure of falling oil prices.
Equities in the region kicked off the week positively, but that momentum has flatlined as political uncertainty in Europe and the U.S. lingers.
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Ebony Horton graduated in August 2009 with her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She went to Webster University for graduate school, initially with the goal of pursuing a career in HR. She also had a larger goal: to make enough to retire by age 35. It was a serious goal for Horton, but one that seemed out of reach when she started working a job after graduate....More>>>
As soon as Nihar Suthar got his first job, as a tutor for his colleges athletics department, he started saving.
“I have been investing since last year, but have been saving money from the time I started college in 2012,” says Suthar, who is now a consultant at the firm Roland Berger in Boston, helping clients figure out ways to cut costs or increase revenue.
To date, his....More>>>
After reviewing six new surveys and studies from financial services firms and the U.S. government, I’ve decided that Americans’ position on retirement planning can be summed up in, well not a word exactly, but an emoji: The Shruggie. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Yes, people believe there’s a national retirement crisis — though they say they’re not having one personally,....More>>>
Howard Schultz, who helped turn Starbucks into an iconic global brand as well known for its activism as its coffee blends, will step down from the role of CEO in April.
Schultz will become the companys executive chairman, concentrating on ramping up Starbucks Reserve Roasteries, a new premium experience that the company is betting on to boost growth worldwide, as well as the companys well-known....More>>>
New research on money-stealing hackers shows they are expanding their reach — and looking more like an international mafia.
The cybersecurity experts at Dell SecureWorks track banking botnets, the massive networks of infected computers that steal victims’ bank logins and empty their checking accounts.
In 2015, the most vicious viruses expanded to also target warehouses....More>>>
February28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks....More>>>
Back in the day, people used to retire with a pension at 65. Now, many Americans are working longer.
One woman I know is bucking that trend. Sibyl Bogardus, an attorney and chief compliance officer for an employee benefits consulting firm, learned the ins-and-outs of Obamacare and made herself invaluable to her company and the clients they served. After working her way up the ladder, Sibyl....More>>>