Oct 31, 2014 11:33am

Ready, Set, Shop for Holiday Deals

Morning Money Memo: Online retailers will prepare for the holiday season even earlier this year; Amazon will unveil many of its holiday deals beginning Saturday. Office Depot and Sears will also roll out “Black Friday”-like deals in the coming weeks. Walmart will also reportedly test… Read More »

Oct 27, 2014 9:23am

US Gas Prices at Cheapest Level in 4 Years

Morning Money Memo… Gasoline prices continue to plummet across the United States, with the average price hovering around $3.04 nationwide, down $.18 in the past 2 weeks. Gas prices are now at their lowest level in four years, sparked chiefly by the rapid decline in… Read More »

Oct 22, 2014 8:24am

Morning Money Memo… New Mortgage Lending Rules

A change in federal rules on mortgage loans could soon give a lift to the housing market. Regulators have agreed to drop a proposed requirement that borrowers make a 20% down payment to qualify for a low-interest, high-quality mortgage. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are… Read More »

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Sep 17, 2014 5:30pm

3 ‘Real Money’ Tips to Read Before You Buy a Car

The Smiths of Atlanta have a full house, four young children going in four different directions and just one car to get them where they need to go. Maria Smith, a stay-at-home mother, said the family’s car – a 2006 Honda Odyssey – had 160,000… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 22, 2014 3:53pm

Here’s How to Minimize the Student Loans ‘Ruining Our Lives’

ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: About 20 million college students will begin classes nationwide this fall, with more than a few of them taking out federal and private loans to finance their education. Total U.S. student debt stands upwards of $1 trillion in 2014, outpacing… Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 8:45am

Taser (TASR) Shares Jump With Ferguson Unrest

  Morning Money Memo: The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is having a dramatic effect on shares of Taser International Inc. (TASR). The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company, best known for its electroshock “stun” guns, has seen its share price jump 19 percent in the past five trading… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 1, 2014 9:30am

Unemployment Rate Creeps Up Amid Possible Silver Lining

Morning Money Memo… ABC News’ Richard Davies and John Kapetaneas report: For the sixth straight month, U.S. employers added more than 200,000 new jobs. The July employment report from The Labor Department was slightly weaker than expected, but new job totals for both May and… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 21, 2014 11:02am

Ukraine Effect on Markets?

ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: Morning Money Memo … The crisis in Ukraine is shaking many economies across the globe this morning, although not nearly the level seen this past Friday. Markets in Europe were down across the board, with Italian and German markets leading… Read More »

Jul 3, 2014 9:17am

June Unemployment Rate Drops

Morning Money Memo… The jobs market is heating up with a stronger than expected June employment report today from the Labor Department. The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent. June was the fifth month in… Read More »

By ABC News

Jun 20, 2014 9:40am

Gold in Demand, Markets Play It Safe Amid Iraq Woes

ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: As the Dow slowly creeps its way toward 17,000, European investors are rushing back to the safety of gold, pushing its value up to $1,313 this morning. Markets in Europe and Asia were mixed today, while U.S. markets are looking… Read More »