Today's Business News and Opinion
There are relatively safe utility stocks with dividend yields similar to investment grade bonds and potential stock returns as good as or better than the S&P 500.
There's a 25% increase in credit counseling after the holidays. Here are some big and small ways to treat your loved ones during the holidays.
While recent numbers show first-time home buying overall is down, Millennials are just starting to get into the market with a desire to buy -- but are they ready?
Apple, J.C. Penney and Macy's were clear winners, but Sears and Walmart didn't fare so well.
Gift cards are increasingly popular this holiday season, as mobile, security, low fees drive demand.
Auto sales and airline passenger counts are experiencing a boom, but some retail sectors have not been able to keep up.
Some banks are charging - $0.50 and up per deposit. But you can dodge those fees. Here's how.
A Christmas tree after Dec. 25? A winter jacket from another retailer? Customers have tried to return almost everything you can imagine.
The Internet of Things offers greater convenience -- for customers and criminals alike.
Microsoft has continued to improve its Surface Pro tablet/laptop while others are now joining the fray.
Tesla Motors will now let you personalize your Model X anyway you want it. You just need the cash.
The streaming set-top box wars are in full force. Though Amazon's latest Fire TV has massive improvements over the original, it's too soon to call a winner here.
Join us as we capture the sights, sounds and key trends from the malls and discount stores as holiday shopping officially kicks into high gear.
Best Buy looks to have started the holiday shopping season on a positive note, although there was room for improvement.
Here are 10 stocks hedge fund manager John Paulson has been buying lately, either initiating new stakes or upping his holdings significantly.
Technology companies typically reinvested their cash, but as the sector matures, it is due for some changes in capital allocation strategies -- with the shareholder as the likely winner.
Under a new program likely to start in January the IRS will start freezing the passports of delinquent taxpayers. The catch is, it may be illegal.
Congatec Holding, Mimecast and Instructure are safe IPOs in the tech market.
Under the category of Black Friday deals that may be hard to pass up, Amazon just rolled out a steep discount for unlimited cloud storage.
How to fight back against an explosion in card fraud at online merchants.
Bloated inventories could turn the year's busiest shopping weeks into a nightmare for these retailers, which could lead to bankruptcy.
Next week's earnings include Dollar General, Medtronic and Five Below.
The crowds of shoppers came early -- and often -- to J.C. Penney stores across the country.
GNC Holdings, the world's largest provider of nutritional supplements, is tapping new growth by expanding into the world's most populous country.
Here's a look at four stock collapses that are among the worst in history. Amid today's market volatility and high valuations, they're cautionary tales with much to teach us.
Giant corporations take up most of the financial media's time. That's unfortunate, because this little-known dividend stock has averaged total returns of 16.8% a year over the last 12 years.
Crowdfunding now extends from charitable and artistic endeavors to providing equity capital for growth companies. Is this for your portfolio?
While many sectors are trying to feel out what higher rates mean for them, utility stocks have come to terms with their fate.
'Star Wars' product marketing is ubiquitous, from Verizon and Under Armour to Lego, but Disney isn't worried about overkill. It's aiming to make billions.
The chairman and CEO of the struggling department store chain was encouraged by what he saw of the start of the holiday season, however.
More than $1.7 billion was estimated to have been spent online during the day, a 22% increase over last year.
Amazon's voice-activated speaker and digital assistant is designed to make life easier, but it does more than that -- it makes life more enjoyable.
Markets are facing some big problems as we head toward the new year. And investors have good reason to worry.
Hackers are already primed with malware and other phishing attacks as consumers embark on a season of holiday shopping with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
China is opening up its over-the-counter market to foreign investment funds, though it may be a while before these funds decide to wade into this murky, thinly traded market.
Retailers may spring some trip and traps that lead you to overspend during the holidays. They're wielding heavy psychological weapons.
Student loan program could be a rider on a bill to avert a government shutdown.
We’ll tell you the best products to buy on Black Friday, and which items you should hold off on until Cyber Monday.
Target starts the holiday shopping season on a strong note. Here is what you need to know.
Here's a beaten-down stock that trades at an attractive forward multiple, offers tons of growth potential and pays a high yield.
If the Federal Open Market Committee had followed its December 2012 statement, the federal funds rate would have likely risen 11 times by now.
Entrepreneurs are often shrewd about money, except when planning their estates. Here are a few ways they can protect their businesses.
Stocks of companies selling food in line with the holiday's 'fresh and natural' theme are in, while the shares of the old-line packaged food giants are out.
Google is giving users a comprehensive Star Wars-themed overlay that will show up across the range of Google's services.
It all goes back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Black Friday is for suckers. Though Black Friday has engulfed Thanksgiving and the entire weekend afterward, some of the best November holiday shopping before it.
With the huge shopping day almost here, here are some important stories for investors to track.
It looks like Black Friday's numbers will be down again this year. Here's why that should have shoppers thrilled.
Kmart swung open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and brought back its popular Blue Light Specials. Did it matter?
Old cranks will complain that Thanksgiving is being forgotten in the holiday rush, but we've forgotten more about Thanksgiving than we acknowledge.