Apr 15, 2014 8:43am

No Time to Waste on Tax Returns

  Morning Money Memo: The clock is ticking down on the deadline to file your 2013 tax returns. You must file something by midnight or face a penalty. April 15 is when the bill is due for any taxes owed. “The late payment penalties that… Read More »

Apr 14, 2014 9:05am

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Morning Money Memo: Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written largely by staffers for… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 14, 2014 7:39am

5 Common Confidence Mistakes Women Make, and the Confidence Quiz

ABC News’ Claire Shipman reports: We all know those familiar, frustrating feelings.  We’re afraid to speak up at a meeting because we aren’t sure what we have to say is perfect.  And then a few minutes later, a male colleague says exactly what we had… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 5:40pm

Hoping to Speak to IRS Agent About Taxes? Be Prepared to Wait

The US government wants your tax dollars but if you call in with a question — ie., about how to fill out specific forms — good luck getting an answer. Your wait time could be between 30 minutes and an hour. Talk about a taxing… Read More »

Apr 11, 2014 8:31am

Wall Street Chill

Morning Money Memo: Is it sentiment or fundamentals? That’s the question facing Wall Street after a sharp stock market sell-off. The Nasdaq index dropped 3.1 percent Thursday, its biggest decline in nearly two and a half years. Stock futures fell again this morning. Many of… Read More »

Apr 10, 2014 9:14am

Obamacare May Cut Auto Insurance Rates, Study Says

Morning Money Memo… Obamacare may lower the cost of car insurance. A new study from the respected RAND Corporation says the price of several different types of coverage, including business liability, workers’ compensation and auto insurance may be reduced. That’s because those policies often pay… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 8, 2014 11:40am

Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Breaks Auction Record

A dainty cup decorated with a rooster and touted as the “holy grail” of Chinese art sold for a record $36 million at a Sotheby’s auction today. The Meiyintang Chnghua “chicken cup” was purchased by Shanghai art collector Liu Yiqian at Sotheyb’s Hong Kong spring… Read More »

Apr 8, 2014 3:00am

Prepaid Debit Cards: Which Have the Lowest Fees?

Prepaid debit cards provide consumers a convenient way to spend within a limited budget, without the credit history needed for credit cards. But the debit cards, often essential for low-income households who don’t have bank accounts, can come with a price. Personal finance website Bankrate.com… Read More »

Apr 7, 2014 7:55am

Millions Illogically Dawdle Until End to File for Tax Refunds

  Morning Money Memo: The April 15 tax-filing deadline is just over a week away and millions of people still haven’t filled out their forms. Kathy Pickering of the H&R Block Tax Institute says one out of five taxpayers hasn’t filed yet, and “of those… Read More »

Apr 4, 2014 8:52am

More Jobs but US Unemployment Rate Stays at 6.7%

    Morning Money Memo: The jobs market was slightly stronger than expected during the first three months of this year. Employers added 192,000 jobs last month, and the numbers for January and February were revised higher by 37,000, the U.S. Labor Department said today…. Read More »