Nov 25, 2014 8:34am

Amazon (AMZN), Target (TGT), Macy’s (M) Speed-up Holiday Deliveries

Morning Money Memo… Amazon, Target, and Macys are speeding up their delivery plans for the holidays as online shopping continues to grow. Some sites are including new overnight and same-day delivery options. Quick delivery is important for retailers as they head into the holiday shopping… Read More »

Nov 24, 2014 9:33am

WalMart (WMT) Vs. Amazon (AMZN)

Morning Money Memo… Amazon is getting a run for its money as the holiday season kicks into high gear. But the firm that revolutionized online shopping is facing more competition for the holidays from brick-and-mortar rivals. “Amazon should be worried,” says Poonam Goyal of Bloomberg… Read More »

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Consumer Report
Nov 22, 2014 7:42am

3 Secrets to Shopping at Outlet Stores This Holiday Season

With exactly one week until Black Friday, shoppers are trying to get a jump on their holiday shopping and hitting the stores this weekend. According to the NPD Group, nearly a quarter of shoppers will be out and about looking for name-brand products at discount… Read More »

Nov 21, 2014 10:31am

Dow Hits New High

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at new highs today thanks to an interest rates cut by the People’s Bank of China and the suggestion of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. As of 10 a.m., the Dow was up about 162 points…. Read More »

Nov 21, 2014 9:07am

Markets Get Boost on China Decision, ECB

Morning Money Memo… Markets worldwide are getting a boost this morning after a slew of positive policy news for investors.  China’s central bank cut interest rates overnight for the first time in over two years in an effort to boost slowing growth. European Central Bank… Read More »

Nov 19, 2014 9:24am

Takata Pressed to Expand Airbag Recall Nationwide

Morning Money Memo… Federal highway safety regulators want to expand the Takata airbag recall to cover the entire country. Five deaths have been linked to exploding air bags. So far, more than 14 million recalls have been issued globally. Until now, the U.S. recalls of… Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 8:48am

Drugmaker Purchase Part of Wave of Corporate Mergers

Morning Money Memo… Two new takeover deals on Wall Street are just the latest examples of a wave of big corporate mergers. Many large companies recently have gone on a buying spree, taking advantage of soaring stock prices and cheap debt to make takeover bids…. Read More »

Consumer Report
Nov 17, 2014 8:58am

Halliburton (HAL) Buys Baker Hughes (BHI) to Become Biggest Oilfield Services Company

Morning Money Memo… A merger announced this morning will create the world’s biggest oilfield services company. Halliburton is buying a rival, Baker Hughes, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion. The agreement comes just days after talks between the two firms had stalled and Halliburton… Read More »

Consumer Report
Nov 14, 2014 5:39pm

Stick to a Holiday Budget With These Savings Secrets

With a wife and three young children, including a 5-week-old baby girl, Joel Steinhaus has a mighty long shopping list this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the average US family will spend $804 on gifts this holiday season and the Steinhauses plan… Read More »

Nov 14, 2014 9:19am

Oil Prices Expected to Keep Falling in 2015

Morning Money Memo…. Oil prices are expected to drop into 2015, the International Energy Agency said in its Oil Market Report this morning. Downward price pressure is expected to continue into the first half of next year, with oil demand falling to five-year lows while… Read More »