Nov 19, 2014
Large financial firms are running a year-end TV advertising blitz. Their theme: How will you pay for retirement? It's a good question. Saving as much as you can and planning ahead are excellent ideas.
Nov 12, 2014
Last week's midterm elections weren't only about political power. Money was at stake, some of it probably yours. Would you like to know which direction it will go?
Nov 5, 2014
Last week brought the long-anticipated end of "the taper." The Federal Reserve, because it thinks the U.S. economy is doing so well, decided to close down its quantitative easing program.
Oct 29, 2014
Do you remember the last time crude oil was in a buyer's market? I don't either. We're getting a reminder right now , and it isn't good news for some in the energy business.
Oct 22, 2014
Remember when the FBI hunted Communists? Now the FBI wants to BE communist. That's the only way to interpret Director James Comey's hysterical demand that technology companies give the Bureau master keys to encrypted smart phones.
Oct 15, 2014
The Ebola virus has jumped continents, spreading from West Africa to the developed West. Now nurses who treated the patients in Spain and the U.S. are among the victims.
Oct 8, 2014
Every week we seem to hear about another well-known brand losing private customer data to mysterious hackers. The latest headlines informed us that intruders had captured information on 76 million U.S. households from JPMorgan Chase (JPM).
Oct 1, 2014
Some 10 million Apple fans, including this writer, queued up last month to buy Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 6. It was a peaceful, festive occasion, marred only by a few cash-wielding Chinese phone smugglers.