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 »

Nov 7, 2014 9:12am

214K New Jobs Cut Unemployment Rate to 5.8% for a 6-Year Low

Morning Money Memo: ABC News’ Zunaira Zaki and John Kapetaneas report: The economy created 214,000 jobs in October, slightly lower than economist expectations. There were a couple bits of good news in today’s Labor Department report: August and September numbers were revised to show a… Read More »

Nov 6, 2014 9:18am

Only Thing Not Flying This Thanksgiving Will Be the Turkey

Morning Money Memo… Markets worldwide are mixed this morning, following a slew of economic and policy decisions out of Europe. The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both announced decisions to hold interest rates steady at current record low levels. European markets are… Read More »

Nov 3, 2014 10:17am

Hotel Chain Lets You Unlock Room Door With Cellphone

Morning Money Memo… Hotel guests could soon be heading to their rooms without ever seeing the front desk. New programs are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travelers or, in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using… Read More »

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 »