The average gas price in New Hampshire is up 31 cents in the past month.
Refueling your Chevy car or truck is about to get a little easier with the launch of Chevy’s new in-dash payment system. The in-dash service will only be available at participating Shell (RDS-A, RDS-B) stations in the near term, but will reach all stations by the end of the year. Chevy says it’s also working with ExxonMobil to bring the service to that company’s gas stations, though no timeline has been announced.
Prince Harry knows Meghan Markle is the person to meet right now, and he’s not going to get in anyone’s way. There’s a time in every relationship when it’s appropriate to cede the spotlight to your partner, and that time is now for Prince Harry. Adorably, and graciously, Prince Harry stepped aside so the soon-to-be-princess could go first.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush died on Tuesday at the age of 92, leaving behind her husband of 73 years, President George H.W. Bush. The President was “broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara,” Jean Becker, the chief of staff for George H.W. Bush’s office said in a statement. “He held her hand all day today and was at her side when [she] left this good earth,” Becker said.
Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz Torres.The venture will focus on consumer media and artificial intelligence, according to the company’s website
It's certainly not an ideal scenario, seeing as how you can't live off of Social Security alone. For each year you delay benefits past full retirement age, your monthly payments go up by 8% until you turn 70, at which point the incentive to wait runs out. If your full retirement age is 67 but you hold off on benefits until 70, you'll wind up collecting 124% of the amount you were initially entitled to.
Personal income in the United States has been steadily rising. Consumers in North America are most likely to spend on technology, according to a new global survey from Acceleration Partners, a UK-based digital marketing agency. A disproportionate amount (34%) of North American respondents said tech-related purchases were their biggest sector spend.
If you could only listen to one person's advice during a stock market crash, let that person be famed investor, Warren Buffett. Not only will the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) (NYSE: BRK-A) chairman and CEO's advice serve you well, but his knack for keeping a clear head -- and even getting a bit greedy (more on that later) -- when everyone else is selling, may make his the only advice you need to navigate uncertain times. Indeed, Buffett's ability to tune out the noise and remain optimistic amid these downturns has played a vital role in his unrivaled performance over decades.
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on former FBI Director James Comey’s new book and the DOJ’s refusal to turn over the former FBI Director’s memos.
Oil futures jumped nearly 3 percent on Wednesday on a decline in U.S. crude inventories and after sources signalled top exporter Saudi Arabia wants to see the crude price closer to $100 a barrel. OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia would be happy for crude to rise to $80 or even $100, three industry sources said, a sign Riyadh will seek no changes to a supply-cutting deal even though the agreement's original target is within sight. Prices were supported as U.S. oil stockpiles fell across the board last week with gasoline and distillates drawing down more than expected on stronger demand, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is one of the largest midstream companies in North America, and it has major dividend plans between 2018 and 2020. By the end of that period, it expects to increase its dividend from $0.50 per share per year (in 2017) to $1.25. That's huge dividend growth in a short period of time.
U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet. The move by the Federal Aviation Administration comes nearly a year after the engine manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work. Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an engine on a Southwest jet blew apart Tuesday, showering the plane with debris and shattering a window.
David Hogg, an 18-year-old high school senior and survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is now an outspoken gun law activist. He took to Twitter on Tuesday to encourage a boycott of BlackRock (BLK) and The Vanguard Group. BlackRock, Invesco (IVZ) and Vanguard are the top three institutional holders of American Outdoor Brands (AOBC), the parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers. BlackRock and Vanguard are also the largest holders of gunmaker Sturm Ruger (RGR).
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have a major new clue in their hunt for what caused an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to fail mid-flight. The incident resulted in the death of 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico Business Insider reports.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter, released on Wednesday evening, included an unexpected reveal. Your first question might be to wonder how that number compares to other subscription services for streaming content. To be sure, these are not apples-to-apples comparisons, since Prime is not only for video—in fact, it’s likely that the vast majority of Prime members pay for the service to get the shipping benefits, not for Prime Video.
This includes some pretty great dividend stocks. There are now plenty of dividend stocks that have wonderful long-term futures that have only been blurred by the recent downturn and volatility. There’s nothing wrong with them, their cash flows or other important dividend-related metrics.
Philadelphia police have released a recording of the call from the Starbucks employee that led to the arrest of two black men. In the recording, a woman is heard saying, "Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave." She gives the address of the Starbucks store, and the entire call lasts less than 30 seconds. Starbucks said Tuesday that the employee who made the call no longer works at the store, but declined to give details.
A White House official said Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, called Haley to apologize Tuesday afternoon in an effort to mend fences. A striking intra-administration quarrel played out in public when Kudlow told reporters during a briefing in Florida that Haley “got ahead of the curve” when she said the U.S. would be slapping new sanctions on Russia on Monday in retaliation for the country’s support for Syria’s Assad government after its latest suspected chemical attack.
Elaine Wynn is looking to reconstitute the board of Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company she co-founded, after a sex-harassment scandal toppled her ex-husband Steve Wynn from his job as chief executive officer. Wynn, who settled all litigation with her ex-husband this week in exchange for $25 million, said she wanted to remake the board with a majority of new members, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday. Steve Wynn stepped down from the luxury resort operator in February after a series of articles detailed his alleged harassment of female employees at the company. Wynn subsequently sold all of his shares and settled a long-running dispute with his ex-wife that now allows her to vote or sell her 9 percent stake in the company.
On April 17, IBM announced shrinking margins and flat currency-adjusted revenue—and it failed to boost its forecast for the year. The stock had lost 7.6% before the close on April 18. Is this a great buying opportunity? No, and that’s because IBM lacks a sustainable competitive advantage. (I have no financial interest in IBM securities). Before getting into that, let’s take a look at its weak first quarter report. As Bloomberg reported, its revenue of $19.1 billion was $300 million above analyst estimates but flat compared to the year before without currency fluctuations. IBM’s profit margin fell 0.6 percentage points to 43.2%. IBM disappointed on earnings per share for the quarter and for its
(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary
Olympic champion McKayla Maroney is speaking publicly for the first time about the sexual abuse she experienced by gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. “We know Larry was a monster,” she said at a luncheon for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), in an on-stage discussion with the group’s executive director Mary Pulido. Maroney is one of four members of the Fierce Five U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won gold at the London Olympics in 2012.
AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. may have gained an edge in the biggest merger trial in decades as the companies have exposed weaknesses in the Trump administration’s antitrust lawsuit to block their $85 billion merger, according to lawyers and economists following the battle. As the U.S. rested its case Tuesday in the fifth week of the trial, AT&T and Time Warner have poked holes in the Justice Department’s claim that the deal would give them the power to raise prices on cable and satellite-TV competitors, and disadvantage competitors by coordinating with Comcast Corp., a major rival that went through a similar merger when it bought NBCUniversal. On Wednesday, the corporate titans themselves will face off against the government’s antitrust enforcers with Time Warner Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes expected to take the stand, followed by AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson on Thursday.
Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), and TransCanada (NYSE: TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE: DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE: TCP).
Oil prices have been on fire over the past year, rising more than 20%, which pushed the U.S. oil benchmark (WTI) up to a recent price of around $67.50 a barrel. While some oil stocks reflect this upcoming windfall, others haven't caught up, making them screaming bargains right now. Four that stand out are Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN), Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO), Apache (NYSE: APA), and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC).
The founders of cryptocurrency startup Savedroid appear to have exit-scammed investors following the conclusion of its initial coin offering (ICO). According to German-language business news outlet WirtschaftsWoche, the Savedroid is estimated to have raised approximately 40 million euros, or about $50 million, through its ICO as well as external funding. Purportedly, the company was building a savings app that would use artificial intelligence to help users automatically invest in curated portfolios of cryptocurrencies and related derivatives.