DETROIT -- A pay telephone on a busy Detroit street corner could once net $200 a week in just coins. But that was 30 years ago.
These days, Greg Andrick is lucky to find $5 or $6 in a pay phone's change box every couple ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Say goodbye to your stock broker and financial planner. No more trips to Wells Fargo -- you can get your home loan refinanced on your iPad.
The financial tech boom is in full force, driven by Silicon ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- In May 2006, Claire Senita was a 14-year-old eighth-grader performing routine warmup exercises during a gymnastics program when her life took a tragic turn.
"It was just a tumbling class for fun," she said. ...Read more
Back-to-school is the second-biggest shopping event of the year for retailers, but paying full retail prices in the typical "mall haul" is for suckers, say expert shoppers and cheapskates.
Americans will spend $68 billion...Read more
DETROIT -- Many companies outsource work to India, but a major Indian company is outsourcing key automotive engineering work to Detroit even though it does not sell vehicles in the U.S.
In an interesting twist, when ...Read more
Young parents can hear shocking statistics -- such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today's newborn heads to college -- and give up on saving any money.
It's overwhelming ...Read more
You may be counting on Social Security as a mainstay of income in your looming retirement. But when you take those benefits and how long you continue to work are both factors that can shrink that monthly check.
When you ...Read more
You'll soon be able to download an electronic version of your Social Security statement, but chances are it won't enhance your retirement one bit.
That's because you probably won't change your claiming date based on what ...Read more
The Helios RainPeter Glassman
Air Force Major Dr. Mathew Collins is the sole survivor of his special operations unit in Afghanistan after chemical attack by Iranians. The Helios Rain is an Iranian paralytic chemical agent activated by the sun’s rays, yet Collins is alive with above normal muscle strength. The U.S. fears...
Maybe you hear rumors that the mega-rich made fortunes off just one stock, or that tech or real estate is the only sector worth your time this year. Ask yourself: Does the same team win the Super Bowl or World Series year ...Read more
In the alphabet soup of retirement plans, the 403(b) doesn't get as much attention as its peer, the 401(k). But it is no less worthy, and a new study takes a look at the latest 403(b) trends.
First, a primer: The 403(b) ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Many slot machines on casino floors bear images of faded but recognizable movies or TV shows such as "Sex and the City," "Ghostbusters" or the still-running "Wheel of Fortune," appealing to an older generation...Read more
Joseph Goldstein received a call the other day at his Los Angeles home from someone claiming to represent his insurer, Anthem Blue Cross.
The caller said he knew that one of Goldstein's family members had been seriously ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" headed into the weekend with expectations of a $40 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, but Paramount Pictures on Sunday reported that its Tom Cruise film did even ...Read more
The kids are back home and showing no inclination to move out on their own.
More than five years after the end of the Great Recession, 18- to 34-year-olds seem to be comfortable with a lifestyle that differs dramatically ...Read more
Dear Edith: Our bathroom needs a new bathtub/shower. We are retired and may sell in the near future due to health concerns. What are the consequences of putting in a handicapped-like shower versus a tub-and-shower unit?
WASHINGTON -- A senior House of Representatives Democrat has called on FBI Director James Comey to once again rethink the bureau's problem-plagued attempt to buy a new emergency radio system, contending its recent request ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber has raised another monster round of funding to value the car-booking company at a whopping $50 billion, making it the highest-valued venture-backed company in the world, according to a report Friday. ...Read more
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Chevron profits plunged 91 percent, a feeble financial result that was caused by falling oil prices and charges against earnings, the energy giant reported Friday in a release that came days after wide...Read more
The introduction of low-cost on-demand transportation like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar could reduce the rate of drunk driving-related deaths by as much as 3.6 percent, according to new independent research at Temple University...Read more
On-demand transportation company Uber will spend $1 billion over the next nine months in India to expand its presence in one of its biggest global markets, the San Francisco company announced Friday.
The company currently...Read more