No-Money-Down Mortgages Are Making a Comeback

No-Money-Down Mortgages Are Making a Comeback

As home prices rise, saving up thousands -- or even tens of thousands of dollars -- for a down payment has become an increasing challenge for many buyers. Lenders are responding.

JPMorgan Bondholders Just Don't Care About the Next Financial Crisis

JPMorgan Bondholders Just Don't Care About the Next Financial Crisis

A new study by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that bondholders still don't believe the government would ever let the firms collapse into bankruptcy -- after a decade of efforts by regulators to convince them otherwise. But at least one analyst who tracks big Wall Street firms' bonds says there may be an even bigger problem: Investors, pressured by the need to generate income, simply don't care whether the banks are too big to fail -- one way or the other.

Crisis-Era Risk Gauge Flares Up as Trump's Budget Deficit Swells

Crisis-Era Risk Gauge Flares Up as Trump's Budget Deficit Swells

A key risk measure in money markets known as the Libor-OIS spread has risen to levels not seen since worries mounted in 2011 and 2012 over the debt troubles of European countries Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain.

Inflation Rises 0.2% in February, Leaving Prices Up 2.2% Over Past Year

Inflation Rises 0.2% in February, Leaving Prices Up 2.2% Over Past Year

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department shows inflation rose to 2.2% in February from a year earlier, accelerating from January's pace of 2%.

Is It Wise to Retire With a Significant Amount of Debt?

Is It Wise to Retire With a Significant Amount of Debt?

More older Americans are carrying significant amounts of debt into retirement. Even with low interest rates, is that wise?

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

A decade has passed since the U.S. real estate market tanked, in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession. Now, real estate is back, but with some cities stronger than others.

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department shows the economy added 313,000 jobs in February, well above estimates, while wage growth moderated to 2.6%.

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department is expected to show that wages climbed 2.8% in February from a year earlier, with unemployment falling further to 4%, based on economist surveys by the data provider FactSet.

Worry More About Rising Housing Costs in Retirement Than Healthcare Costs

Worry More About Rising Housing Costs in Retirement Than Healthcare Costs

Take a look at the Social Security Administration's expenditure chartbook, and see how your expenses and needs in retirement measure up.

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech that further gradual rate increases are "appropriate," especially in light of the economic stimulus expected to come from President Donald Trump's tax cuts.