U.S. Economy Added 103,000 Jobs in March, Missing Projections

U.S. Economy Added 103,000 Jobs in March, Missing Projections

The U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in March, below expectations, as analysts said the tighter labor market may be making skilled workers harder to come by.

U.S. Economy Seen Adding Jobs at 'Goldilocks' Pace For Stock Investors

U.S. Economy Seen Adding Jobs at 'Goldilocks' Pace For Stock Investors

The U.S. economy probably added 185,000 jobs in March while wage gains accelerated, a survey of economists showed, reinforcing the Federal Reserve's case for continuing to increase interest rates gradually to keep inflation from overheating while keeping unemployment low.

Can You Skip a Car or Mortgage Payment?

Can You Skip a Car or Mortgage Payment?

Negotiating with the lender at the first sign of trouble could help consumers receive a reprieve.

AAP Exclusive: Rate Hikes and Inflation (Or Lack Thereof)

AAP Exclusive: Rate Hikes and Inflation (Or Lack Thereof)

In March's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer discusses which companies will be affected by the interest rate hikes and how the lack of inflation affects the economy overall.

Pay Banker Bonuses in Bonds to Reduce Risk, N.Y. Fed Chief Says

Pay Banker Bonuses in Bonds to Reduce Risk, N.Y. Fed Chief Says

Bill Dudley, who as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York oversees big banks like JPMorgan and Citigroup, says bankers might police risk-taking by employees more aggressively if their compensation came in the form of bonds instead of stock. That way, they'd care more if their company could pay back its debts.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates in Push to End Easy Money

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates in Push to End Easy Money

The U.S. central bank's monetary-policy committee raised benchmark borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%, in Jerome Powell's first meeting as Fed chairman.

Fed Chairman Powell Poised to Take First Crack at Ending Era of Easy Money

Fed Chairman Powell Poised to Take First Crack at Ending Era of Easy Money

Traders fully expect the Fed's monetary-policy committee to raise benchmark borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point at a meeting that starts Tuesday and culminates Wednesday with Powell's first press conference as chairman. The question is what comes next.

How to Get a Mortgage Even If You Have 'Crippling' Student Loan Debt

How to Get a Mortgage Even If You Have 'Crippling' Student Loan Debt

Getting approved for a mortgage loan with high student loan debt is a doable task, but it takes some careful planning and a healthy dose of creativity.

Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have not gone mainstream, but more and more experts like the idea, but with caveats.

Bear Stearns 10 Years Later: Could the Great Financial Crisis Happen Again?

Bear Stearns 10 Years Later: Could the Great Financial Crisis Happen Again?

Liquidity, transparency and leverage 'combined to sink the system' back then. What are the odds it happens again?