Mar 3, 2014 8:24am

Will Putin’s Crimea Push Create Russian Bear Market?

Morning Money Memo… Are financial markets freaking-out over the crisis in Ukraine? Not exactly. Clearly there’s concern over what Russia will do next after its aggressive push into Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula. U.S. markets futures dropped more than 1 percent this morning after the weekend crisis… Read More »

Feb 12, 2014 9:27am

Back to Normal? More Make Mortgage Payments on Time

Morning Money Memo… America’s homeowners are doing a better job of paying their loans on time. “The mortgage market is getting better. The newer loans are doing well,” says Steve Chaouki, head of financial services for the credit reporting firm Trans Union. Its new report… Read More »

Jan 24, 2014 4:30pm

Stocks Get Crushed: Time for ‘Seahawks Portfolio’?

It’s been a rough week for your money. The Dow Jones Industrial average fell every day this week with stocks sliding close to 600 points, the worst week for the industrial average since November of 2011. The Dow ended today’s session down 318 points, falling… Read More »

Dec 18, 2013 8:15am

The Feds’ Tough Call: Taper or Full Speed Ahead?

Morning Money Memo… The Federal Reserve faces a tough call today over whether it should take its foot off the gas. In his final quarterly news conference as chairman, Ben Bernanke could announce a slowing of the Fed’s extraordinary bond-buying stimulus program. Some economists say… Read More »

Dec 4, 2013 11:44am

Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg on Why Empowering Women Boosts Families, Economy

Last night, I attended a gala dinner for Women for Women International (WfWI) hosted by and honoring two of the most powerful women in America -Facebook COO  and WfWI Board Member Sheryl Sandberg and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  WfWI works with socially… Read More »

By Sunaina Rajani @SunainaRaj

Nov 27, 2013 5:29pm

Bitcoin Soars to Over $1,000

The digital currency Bitcoin topped $1,000 today for the first time on the Mt. Gox exchange in a 10 percent surge. During this cybergold rush, what used to be a penny stock has shot up 7,733 percent from January 1 when it was valued $13.50…. Read More »

By ABC News

Nov 21, 2013 6:00pm

3 ‘Real Money’ Electronics Shopping Tips

ABC News’ Paula Faris reports: It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but this holiday season it is an all-out war for business as retailers offer their most competitive prices on electronics in years. Related: Turn unused clutter into cash just in… Read More »

Oct 30, 2013 7:59am

Corporate Profits Boost Surging Stocks

Morning Money Memo… The stock market has done it again – breaking records. More than 30 times this year the Dow Jones Index and the S&P 500 have closed at new all-time highs. The Dow rose 111 points Tuesday. Futures rose again this morning. The… Read More »

By ABC News

Oct 10, 2013 9:33am

Fed Nominee Janet Yellen Eases Markets

Morning Money Memo: The introduction of Janet Yellen as Fed chair nominee helps ease markets. The markets responded positively Wednesday to the news; the Dow posted a 26-point gain, just its second positive day since the government shutdown began Oct. 1. Yellen will come in… Read More »

Oct 8, 2013 2:46pm

Wall Street Prepares for the Worst, Hopes for the Best

Amid another day of triple-digit losses for the Dow, U.S. financial firms are putting together plans for a worst-case scenario that involves a default on government debt and the resulting disruption to bond, credit and equities markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed down on 11… Read More »