U.S. Job Openings Tumble in February as Businesses Slowed Hiring

U.S. Job Openings Tumble in February as Businesses Slowed Hiring

The number of U.S. job openings falls in February to an 11-month low of 7.1 million, the Labor Department says, in a sign of just how drastically businesses slowed hiring in the wake of December's stock-market swoon and the 35-day federal-government shutdown, the longest in American history.

Bank of America to Raise Minimum Wage to $20 From $15 in Two Years

Bank of America to Raise Minimum Wage to $20 From $15 in Two Years

Bank of America says it will raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour from $15 now, in an effort to be a 'great place to work.'

Standard Chartered to Pay $1.1 Billion to Resolve U.S., U.K. Probes

Standard Chartered to Pay $1.1 Billion to Resolve U.S., U.K. Probes

Standard Chartered, a big U.K. lender, will include a $190 million charge in first-quarter results to pay for the settlements, on top of a $900 million reserve recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018.

JPMorgan Faces New Threat That CEO Dimon Says He Doesn't Worry About

JPMorgan Faces New Threat That CEO Dimon Says He Doesn't Worry About

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn't worry about loan growth. But Wall Street analysts do - and the brokerage firm KBW is projecting a slowdown at the biggest U.S. bank this year and next - even as profit margins shrink on new and existing loans.

Don't Go With the Flow: There Are Better Places to Invest Than High Yield

Don't Go With the Flow: There Are Better Places to Invest Than High Yield

What I would rather invest in to get similar yields.

Bank of America Bets on Physical Branches, Even as Amazon Makes Them Obsolete

Bank of America Bets on Physical Branches, Even as Amazon Makes Them Obsolete

Bank of America said it would accelerate a branch expansion and modernization effort started three years ago -- betting that customers still want to visit physical locations even as more shoppers go online.

Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer: Which Big Pharma Dividend Stock Is a Better Buy?

Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer: Which Big Pharma Dividend Stock Is a Better Buy?

Healthcare giants Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer offer a tough choice for dividend investors seeking the best returns.

Trump Heaps Pressure on Fed, Calls for Quantitative Easing, Interest Rate Cuts

Trump Heaps Pressure on Fed, Calls for Quantitative Easing, Interest Rate Cuts

President Donald Trump steps up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, insisting along with his top economic adviser that the central bank should cut interest rates just hours after March employment data showed little upward pressure on wages and stronger-than-expected job creation.

March Jobs Report: How to Interpret and Trade the Latest Numbers

March Jobs Report: How to Interpret and Trade the Latest Numbers

From the Fed's perspective, wage growth doesn't matter anymore.

U.S. Added 196,000 Jobs in March in Rebound From Dismal February Report

U.S. Added 196,000 Jobs in March in Rebound From Dismal February Report

U.S. employers added 196,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department says. Economists had estimated a gain of 175,000, based on a survey by FactSet.