Consumer/Personal Finance

Jobless toll mounts – claims may reach 41 million in 10 weeks? Unemployment rate to peak at 25%, remain high for two years?; Jump in mortgage refinancings leads to record-breaking loan volume for lenders; Discount retailer Tuesday Morning and bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien file for bankruptcy; Florida theme parks ready to reopen – yay?!; […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Stocks surge on optimism about economies reopening – Dow near early-March levels; America gets back into space race (Here’s everything you need to know about SpaceX’s historic astronaut launch); JK Rowling unveils The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children’s book; Amazon looks to buy self-driving startup Zoox; KFC tests new fried chicken sandwich; HBO Max […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

After more than 2 months of all-electronic trading, NYSE reopens floor today…what will it look like?; Target selling products directly on Instagram in big push to expand online sales; Rental car companies offering up good deals on used cars; Amazon planning summer sale to lure shoppers back from competitors; Americans raiding retirement accounts; What we’re […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Stocks surge on recovery hopes (FAANG emerges as latest group to lead market); Mortgage delinquencies rise as Americans struggle to pay bills; JetBlue extends seat blocking policy (no strangers in middle seats through July 6th); Food Network nails recipe for pandemic programming; One in eight museums may never reopen?; Robocalls spiking as fraudsters prey on […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Depression – “off the table”?; Spotify pays over $100 million for Joe Rogan podcast; EasyJet hack hits 9 million customers; Walmart grounds Jets.com; Facebook taking another shot at building shopping empire; Apple buying older TV shows to take on Netflix and Amazon; Pier 1 Imports abandoning revival, closing all 540 stores (after nearly 60 years); […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Dow surges over 900 points on news of promising vaccine; TikTok nabs Disney’s streaming boss to be its new CEO; Uber cuts another 3,000 jobs (25% of workforce now gone); Peet’s Coffee puts $2.2 billion IPO on menu; Copper masks – latest craze??; Rental prices in New York City likely heading lower; Outdoor furniture sales […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Face masks…Gloves…Temperature checks…Post-coronavirus travel ‘will be as enjoyable as open-heart surgery’???; Tropical Storm Arthur sets sights on North Carolina coast; Mortgage rates hit another record low; Scratch-off lottery ticket sales soar (NC man just won $10 million – largest scratch-off prize in state); Dividend payouts – buh-bye?; Apple reopening 25 more U.S. stores this week; Doors […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Still waiting on running shorts (need)…tank tops (really need)…citronella candles (really really need)…Amazon saying delivery speed returning to normal?!?!; Virus unleashing wave of fraud attempts as would-be scammers pounce; Work-from-home boom leading to more surveillance; Airlines having trouble enforcing face mask policies; Mortgage deliquencies rising; Pajama sales soaring; Hotel costs going to double? Triple?; Why […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Twitter employees can work from home forever…howz about the rest of us? And if we never go back to the office, what does this mean to transit, restaurants, shops…commercial real estate?; Uber places order for Grubhub in all-stock bid; Disney fast-tracks Hamilton film to Disney+ on July 3; Grocery costs jump most in 46 years […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Think it’s bad now? Wait until hurricane and fire seasons start; PepsiCo moves to capture soaring demand for online groceries w/two new snack sites; MLB reaches agreement to start season in July; Uber lays off 3,700 employees – via Zoom?; Quibi adding sharing features as app struggles to find new subscribers; Small businesses facing rise […]

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