By Bernice Napach
- Politics & Government
- Senator Arlen Specter
By Bernice Napach
Thinkstock In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service audited only 0.84% of all individual tax returns. So the odds are generally pretty low that your return will be picked for review. That said, your chances ...
Retirement investing is not what it used to be. The problem with the Federal Reserve's attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields, forcing retired investors further out onto the risk curve, making it difficult to find safe stocks to buy.
Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Trump appears to be in the final days of deliberations over his top diplomat with an announcement possible next week. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.
The S&P 500, the Nasdaq, and the Dow are all set to log five straight winning sessions — a very unusual event.
Jim Cramer reviewed the events on his radar for next week, and found one that could bring the rally to a screeching halt.
The "Fast Money" traders debated which stocks stood to benefit the most as temperatures drop around the country.
President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his feelings about the unemployment statistics produced by the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, with the announcement that Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which operates the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast food chains, is his nominee to run the Labor Department, Trump will have a fellow foe of the unemployment rate in charge of the agency that houses BLS itself.
President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations ...
Consumer Reports' experts reveal cleaning tricks and tips to take your kitchen range from sad to sparkling.
Conventional wisdom dispensed by financial planners about taking Social Security largely boils down to this: Wait as long as you can. Forty-eight percent of women and 42 percent of men who claimed benefits in 2013 did so at 62, which is the most popular age to start getting Social Security. Part of the reason is that, in some circumstances, waiting simply doesn’t make sense, “The decision on when to start Social Security depends on factors such as how long you expect to live, cash flow needs and marital status,” says Daniel Galli, a certified financial planner in Norwell, Massachusetts.
FairPoint Communications has struggled with the loss of traditional telephone customers, labor unrest and customer service problems in northern New England. But Consolidated Communications sees an opportunity. ...
Jim Cramer goes through the lightning round of callers, and says this one is right up Donald Trump's alley.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government has seized nearly 4 million toys from a private company and says it intends to hand them out as Christmas gifts to poor children this holiday season.
Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund are using 2.8 billion euros ($3 billion) in equity and $7.8 billion in financing from a bank consortium led by Italian lender Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to buy their ...
Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port. Troops entered Hambantota ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter.
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris announces a new investment strategy at a President-elect Donald Trump rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena plunged Friday following news reports that the bank's request for more time to raise new capital from investors had been rejected by regulators. But the bank said it hadn't received official notification and was planning to hold another board meeting on Sunday.
President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to offer U.S. companies a one-time repatriation holiday would bolster domestic liquidity and improve financial flexibility, Moody’s says, but it would likely be ...
Retirees will face a few surprises when it comes time to stop working.