Author: Michael Koretzky
In today’s news: An aftershock in Japan is felt in U.S. markets, a looming government shutdown won’t save money, Americans aren’t dropping their shopping, unemployment fell yet again, and the FCC wants you to roam on your phone.
In today’s news: The government may not be able to pay employees, the unemployment rate is down, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau needs protection from Republicans, solar energy heats up, and Toyota hybrids get help from Microsoft.
In today’s news: The federal government approaches the 11th hour of budget negotiations, Republicans want to cut even deeper, U.S. factories get work from Japan, baby boomers fret about retirement, and the Fed might hike interest rates.
In today’s news: The federal government is reaching a debt limit, McDonald’s will go on a one-day hiring spree, oil prices reach yet another new high, bankruptcies reach a new low, and Citibank makes a change that helps customers, for a change.
In today’s news: The federal government’s financial overhaul will cost nearly $1 billion, Super Bowl quarterbacks head to court, a bad smell leads to a Tylenol recall, the United States falls behind in clean-enery spending, and impostor scams keep climbing.
Here are some interesting and amusing developments that the staff at Money Talks was talking about this week, but never got around to writing about. This week: our special crime edition.
In today’s news: Oil prices surge to 30-month high, new home sales hit an all-time low, medical marijuana is a smokin’ business, a drought in Texas could rain on food prices, and the average American family lost more than 20 percent of their net worth between 2007 and 2009.
In today’s news: Toyota workers in America may lose work because of Japan’s crisis, Google’s plan for a free online library is temporarily foiled, high vegetable prices should come down soon, drug prices are skyrocketing, and Barnes & Noble can’t find a buyer.
Buying online isn’t just about the websites you click on. Where you live affects both the price you pay and the time it takes to get the goods.