Just 10 years after the financial crisis, many people find themselves asking the same odd question that a friend asked me last week when we met for coffee.
"So, are we in a bubble?"
A decade ago, of course, we faced such...Read more
The fastest-growing tool in the philanthropic arena is the donor-advised fund. DAFs are 501(c)(3) philanthropic accounts established at a public charity. They allow donations of cash, property, appreciated assets and more ...Read more
New Jersey was on its way to requiring all Garden State retailers to take cash.
Then Amazon and Walmart got involved.
New Jersey lawmakers shelved a vote on advancing a bill Thursday that would prohibit retailers from ...Read more
The single best explanation for why we had a terrifying financial crisis 10 years ago goes back to how easy it seems to be to take risks when it's someone else's money.
It's a problem often called moral hazard, a term ...Read more
When Sean Cook put his family's San Jose, Calif., home up for sale for more than $3 million this summer, he assumed it would fly off the shelf in a week or two. A similar house in his neighborhood took just three days to ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Amazon's first cashierless store in Chicago is expected to open at Monday in an office building in the Loop.
The e-commerce giant spent more than a year testing the Amazon Go convenience store concept with ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in weeks, the weekend box office was dominated by three new releases, signaling an unofficial start to the fall movie season.
In first place, 20th Century Fox's "The Predator" opened with...Read more
Dear Ms. Lank: My cousins bought their timeshare from a place called RCI. They are allowed to trade the timeshare for another one in any place where RCI has timeshares, including Hawaii. There is a $175 fee to trade.
Florence's catastrophic flooding could result in as much as $20 billion in damage.
As much as 2 feet of rain has fallen across portions of southeastern North Carolina, submerging coastal cities, ravaging tobacco crops in ...Read more
OTTAWA, Ontario –– Canadians about to enjoy legal marijuana, or even investors in the business sector, could be in for a new headache at the U.S. border.
Border guards have broad powers to question Canadians on their ...Read more
WILMINGTON, N.C.--A crowd bordering on a mob formed in Wilmington Saturday as the first grocery store opened in four days, drawing 500 storm-soaked residents to push through the doors.
After two days in darkness, the city...Read more
Retailers won't just be battling each other for customers this holiday season -- they're also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who will make the sales.
A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday...Read more
SEATTLE -- For any family on a modest budget, Seattle has become an increasingly difficult place to live, and many have left. That's not news to anyone.
Even so, this new statistic from the Census Bureau is remarkable -- ...Read more
CHICAGO -- A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc.
California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in "early stage" discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and ...Read more
In 1960, roughly 845,000 people lived in the 24 counties along the Carolina coast.
By 2000, the number was more than 1.5 million as the demand for beach living and ocean views continued to rise.
The coastal population ...Read more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is accusing an Irvine company of targeting pensioners with high-cost deceptive loans.
The case filed in federal court in Santa Ana might not in recent years have garnered much ...Read more
Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed -- some of them perhaps permanently -- after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, ...Read more
Q: Can you please tell me about my cabin air filter? I took my car in for an oil change and they tried to sell me a cabin filter. Which cars have these? How do they work? How often should they be replaced? Can I do it ...Read more
Q: Are there any cars that have a front bench seat anymore? I'm looking for a late-model used sedan that can accommodate six passengers. Do any of the auto manufacturers make any?
-- B.G., Burbank, Ill.
A: To the best of...Read more
President Trump's threat to ramp up tariffs on Chinese imports takes direct aim at American consumers, who face the prospect of higher prices for thousands of Chinese goods from frozen fish sticks to vacuum cleaners.
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