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  • How everything changes about your financial life when you have a baby

    For many women, life’s greatest source of financial stress comes with motherhood. Kimberly Palmer, author of “Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family,” spoke with Yahoo Finance about some of the key financial strategies moms should think about. “As soon as you become a…

    Nicole Sinclair
  • 3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons

    At the time, the price of the sleek computer from Apple (AAPL) was $1,800, the hard drive held 80 gigs, and the battery lasted five hours. Flash storage like the Air’s has its advantages: It has no moving parts, so it’s far more rugged than a traditional hard drive. The downside is that flash…

    David Pogue
  • Stocks mixed to end huge month as S&P 500 hits new all-time high

    Stocks end a big July with the S&P 500 hitting fresh highs, even as GDP slumps in the second quarter. Are stocks setting up for a second half to remember—or to forget? Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. ET with Yahoo Finance’s Nicole Sinclair, Rick Newman, Justine Underhill and Jared Blikre.

    Yahoo Finance
  • There’s one big problem right now with Facebook Messenger bots

    Facebook reported monster second-quarter earnings this week, and at one point on the investor call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed all that the company is doing with messaging. One of Facebook’s big recent efforts to prove that—that messaging can be for a lot more than messaging—is with bots inside…

    Daniel Roberts
  • Here’s a bunch of interesting things companies said about the world this week

    “Clearly, it’s been fairly well documented on the consumer slowdown across most consumer segments… We’re not immune from what’s happening in the outside world… I think, generally, there’s just a broader level of uncertainty in consumers’ minds… People are slightly mindful of an unsettled world. …

    Kathy Cherpelis
  • STEVE WYNN: The stock market has never been a more volatile and stupid 'gambling game'

    Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks at a panel discussion “CEO Conversation: Past, Present and Future of Las Vegas With Steve Wynn” at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,California April 28, 2009. This rant was prompted after Wynn was asked by JPMorgan…

    Julia La Roche
  • Home improvements that cost less than $100 from HGTV’s Cousins

    To find out how, we invited cousins and HGTV hosts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri to join us in our New York studios. On an episode of “Cousins on Call,” Carrino and Colaneri updated the look of a midcentury fireplace with a bucket of white paint and some reclaimed wood. When the new space was…

    Jeanie Ahn
  • How Pokémon GO could have a big impact on Yelp

    It’s the most viral mobile game of all time, and it has business implications not just for Nintendo, which owns one-third of The Pokémon Company and invested in developer Niantic, but for other, more established tech companies—like Yelp. Yelp has been around since 2004, and went public (YELP) in…

    Daniel Roberts
  • Amazon beats earnings; Barclays shares jump; ExxonMobil’s profit plummets

    The online retail giant beat Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line, posting earnings per share of $1.78 and revenue of $30.4 billion. Amazon stock is up more than 40% over the past year. Barclays (BCS) – Investors are cheering as the British bank makes progress in restructuring its…

    Seana Smith
  • Hedge fund manager: People are incorrectly blaming capitalism for the world's problems

    London-based hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, the founder of Odey Asset Management, slammed central bankers for giving capitalism a bad name. Odey is among a growing number of hedge fund managers who have been critical about the efficacy of central bank monetary policy. Following the financial…

    Julia La Roche
  • Here's how mobile games will continue to rake in billions

    Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are mixed at the midday mark, despite strong beats by Google’s Alphabet and Amazon Utilities (XLU) are in the green, while industrials (XLI) are again in the red. Stephen Guilfoyle, Chief Market Economist at Stuart Frankel & Co. joins us live from the New York Stock…

    Yahoo Finance
  • ExxonMobil slides, Amazon and Alphabet jump

    ExxonMobil (XOM) shares fell in early trading. Amazon (AMZN) stock got a nice pop in early trading. The delivered earnings per share for UPS (UPS) came in right in line with forecasts for the second quarter, while revenue was a tad shy of estimates.

    Yahoo Finance
  • How college can ruin your chances of buying a house

    Total US student loan debt has topped $1.3 trillion, nearly triple what it was a decade ago, with a rate of serious delinquency (at least 90 days late) that surpasses any other type of debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. On Thursday, Fannie Mae (FNMA) released a national…

    Melody Hahm
  • Wall Street man loves his Lululemon pants, but there's one tiny problem

    Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has found huge success marketing yoga apparel to women. In its efforts to boost growth, Lululemon has expanded its offering of men’s apparel, which include shirts and pants that can be worn to work. “I’ll just admit it, LULU’s Commission and ABC pants are the most…

    Sam Ro
  • US economy still in a funk, new study reveals Clinton is more bullish than Trump

    Stocks started the day mixed (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) as investors weighed disappointing figures on second-quarter economic growth, an earnings miss from ExxonMobil (XOM) and stronger than expected results from Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL). Meanwhile, oil prices (CL=F) remain in the red, with…

    Yahoo Finance
  • Pogue's Basics: Organize your Facebook feed

    Have you ever wondered how Facebook decides what posts to show you? Here’s a hint: You’re not seeing everything your friends post. Not even close. Facebook’s computers try to decide which posts you’ll find most useful, based on your history of Liking and Sharing things. It also displays the most…

    David Pogue
  • How Amazon is helping 300 startups get to the next level

    Unlimited Engineering launched a Kickstarter campaign that makes any skateboard an electric one. Kickstarter is a great way to crowdfund a startup. Enter Amazon (AMZN), which launched a new partnership that hopes to keep the momentum going even after a Kickstarter project meets, or exceeds, its…

    Melody Hahm
  • Google beats expectations, shares jump

    Alphabet (GOOG), the parent of search giant Google reported numbers that were stronger than expected, and shares are rallying. “Our terrific second quarter results, with 21% revenue growth year on year, and 25% on a constant currency basis reflect the successful investments we’ve made over many…

    Sam Ro
  • Airlines now have to refund fees for delayed bags

    A new law makes it mandatory for airlines to refund baggage fees for delayed bags. Specifically, airlines must refund baggage fees automatically if luggage is delayed 12 hours after a domestic flight arrival or 15 hours after an international flight. On its website, the airline states that…

    Brittany Jones-Cooper
  • Amazon beats again in Q2, thanks to cloud services

    Amazon was facing a very high bar for its Q2 earnings report on Thursday—and it cleared that bar. Amazon beat on both metrics, with $30.4 billion in revenue and earnings of $1.78 per share. Amazon stock (AMZN) popped 3% in after-hours trading on the news.

    Daniel Roberts