Consumer/Personal Finance

It’s official  – U.S. entered recession in February, marking end of 128-month expansion that was longest in records reaching back to 1854…but growing optimism over pace of economic recovery sends stocks higher (Nasdaq surges to record level, S&P 500 turns positive for year), boosts consumer sentiment; Dunkin’ kicks off national recruitment campaign–first in its 70-year […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

The stock market had it right…All of sudden, people are talking about V-shaped recovery again; Banks wondering how many branches they actually need; Zero-interest credit-card offers disappearing (issuers trying to minimize risk); Support for four-day workweek soaring; How to invest safely during COVID-19 (everyone pouring money into popular tech stocks right now); Who can (and […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

‘The Covid-19 recession is over’???? Huh?; Warner Music shares surge in trading debut; Mortgage demand from homebuyers jumps; Quibi struggles…..; Olive Garden now has own line of wine?; ZoomInfo making debut on Nasdaq; Manhattan real estate listings (and SF rents) plunging; Soup sales rising; AMC Theatres never reopening?; How to persuade your boss to let […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Ready, Set, Go? IPO market restarts today…; Amazon plans ‘summer sale’ for June 22 to ‘jumpstart sales’ after coronavirus crunch; ‘TikTok for kids’ Zigazoo app surpasses 100,000 uploads and downloads; Tesla – $1,200?; Why gold has become this year’s hottest investment; How much cash you need in emergency fund and where you should keep it; […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Coronavirus will cost economy nearly $8 trillion through fiscal 2030? Wall Street not the least bit concerned?; People turning to hourly rental app to get quiet time away from roommates, loved ones during lockdown; Glut of pent-up inventory waiting to be dumped on consumers as stores reopen (deals on everything from shoes to sofas); Global […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Atlantic hurricane season begins today, and it’s expected to be an active one–6-10 hurricanes, including 3-6 major ones of Category 3 or higher???; Stocks close out month with healthy gains (so much for sell in May and go away); SpaceX craft docks, ushering in new era; Unemployment rate set to near 20%?!?; Pier 1 raking […]

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 […]

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