Feb 6, 2015 10:24am

Strong Jobs Report Lifts US Stocks

Morning Money Memo: U.S. markets are looking at a strong day on Wall Street, following positive labor market data for last month. Equities are up to start the final trading day of the week, on the heels of a 211-point gain Thursday. January jobs numbers… Read More »

Feb 4, 2015 10:30am

Staples, Office Depot Merger Puts Many Stores at Risk

Morning Money Memo: The two biggest office supply retailers are set to become one. Staples has agreed to buy Office Depot for $6.3 billion, taking a major step toward consolidating the market for paper, pens and other office supplies. The deal, subject to approval by… Read More »

Feb 3, 2015 9:25am

Radio Shack Reportedly ‘Preparing to Shut Down’

It’s a sad day for tinkerers. America could be about to say goodbye to Radio Shack. All its stores may close in the near future. Bloomberg reports Radio Shack “is preparing to shut down the almost-century-old retail chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell… Read More »

Feb 2, 2015 10:15am

That Sound Could Be Oil Hitting Bottom

Has the price of oil finally hit bottom? After seven straight months of falling costs, concerns about production cuts could lead the market to do a U-turn. That may mean higher gasoline prices in the coming months. The national average may rise as much as… Read More »

Jan 30, 2015 10:14am

Super Bowl 2015: Ticket Prices Surge as Game Looms

Morning Money Memo… U.S markets are lower this morning, on news of weaker than expected economic growth. Equities are down after a strong, 225 point gain in the Dow yesterday, following strong earnings results from Dow stocks McDonalds and Boeing. The Commerce Department announced this… Read More »

Consumer Report
Jan 28, 2015 6:24pm

3 Red Flags to Remember When Picking Tax Preparer

When Oscar Lomeli asked his friends for a recommendation on a tax preparer, he didn’t think he’d end up getting stuck paying back his bogus refund. Need more help with your tax returns? See more information below. “They [friends] told me she was good,” said… Read More »

By Enjoli Francis

Jan 23, 2015 6:42pm

How to Make the Most of Falling Mortgage Rates

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is close to 3.6 percent, a near rock-bottom low that’s more than a full percentage point lower than this time last year. And for many, refinancing could mean huge savings. In the words of “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran: ”Money’s on sale.”… Read More »

Jan 22, 2015 7:24pm

Oil Prices Spike on News of King Abdullah’s Death

Following the news of King Abdullah’s death today, crude oil spiked 2.5 percent. Oil prices have fallen by half in the past year, dropping 3 percent earlier today before the death of the 90-year-old leader of Saudi Arabia was announced. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulla Dies… Read More »

By Enjoli Francis

Consumer Report
Jan 22, 2015 6:41pm

Early Warnings About IRS Scams This Tax Season

The government is issuing a warning today for Americans to be on high alert for tax-season scams that feature fake IRS agents. Lois Dilibero said a fake IRS agent left a voicemail on her phone recently. “They said, ‘You need to call us right away…. Read More »

By Van Scott

Jan 21, 2015 12:58pm

‘World News Tonight With David Muir’ Improves the Most Year-to-Year in Total Viewers (+10%)

“World News Tonight” is Up in Adults 25-54 (+2%) from the Year Ago Week Season to Date, “World News Tonight” Grows the Most Across All Key Metrics – Total Viewers (+7%), Adults 25-54 (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%) “World News Tonight” is Delivering its Largest… Read More »