Author: Michael Koretzky
Michael Koretzky on May 23, 2011
In today’s news: Raising the debt ceiling might not happen till the end of summer, states are cutting back unemployment benefits, small businesses are failing faster in some states than others, boating is riding a wave, and some tax refunds are delayed.
Michael Koretzky on May 19, 2011
In today’s news: Oil prices go up again but gas prices finally drop some, 401(k) rules may get stricter, the government wants your advice about mortgage paperwork, used car prices are revving up, and Android phones might have an awful flaw.
Michael Koretzky on May 18, 2011
In today’s news: Commodity prices go splat, gas prices aren’t dropping, economists are now pessimists about a recovery, a college diploma isn’t opening doors these days, and restaurants are making you pay through the mouth.
Michael Koretzky on May 17, 2011
In today’s news: A top Republican supports raising the debt ceiling, many Americans are spending less on their mortgages than ever before, the feds investigate Ford, female grads earn less than male grads, and lobbyists go to war over debit cards.
Michael Koretzky on May 12, 2011
In today’s news: The U.S. was “only” $40.5 billion in the red last month, March was the second straight month with more jobs, Chrysler is coming back strong, health care costs are still climbing, and the world is wasting a billion tons of food each year.
Michael Koretzky on May 10, 2011
When a natural disaster strikes, you think first about the lives of those closest to you. But a close second on your list should be securing your quality of life – and that means your finances.
Michael Koretzky on May 9, 2011
In today’s news: Oil prices plummet but gas prices don’t, Honda will sell a car that runs on natural gas, jobs are finally coming back, Congress is spoiling for a fight over consumer protection, and oyster lovers may pay a lot more for their fix.
Michael Koretzky on May 6, 2011
In today’s news: Oil prices may be coming back down to earth, Americans spent a record amount on gas last month, the United States may soon steal manufacturing jobs from China, mortgage rates drop, and AIG is too big to fail but not too big to lose lots of money.
Michael Koretzky on May 5, 2011
In today’s news: Recent tornadoes may cost billions, the economy may be affecting fertility, rental car gas prices approach double figures, private employers add jobs, and Apple computers may not be as safe as they once were.
Michael Koretzky on May 4, 2011
In today’s news: Big Oil puts up a big fight to keep its tax breaks, TV sales are expected to plummet, Chase rethinks hiking ATM fees, Honda recalls more cars, and doctors are tracking hip and knee replacements to prevent recalls of their own.
Michael Koretzky on May 3, 2011
Graduation Day is almost here, and you’re ready to conquer the world. But be careful: Rather than finding you work, that first resume may end up working against you.
Michael Koretzky on May 3, 2011
In today’s news: Osama’s death doesn’t pay off in the stock market but it might in reward money, American households are making a comeback, GM might have to issue a recall for SUVs, and manufacturing activity grew – along with the cost of raw materials.
Michael Koretzky on May 2, 2011
In today’s news: gas prices are pushing up other prices, Obama wants Big Oil to pay bigger taxes, electric cars will cause a shock to the power grid, Verizon warns its customers about privacy concerns, and the government might be wasting money on the Internet.
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