Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images You may want to think twice before scanning that QR code. The codes — a digital jumble of black and white squares, often used for storing URLs — have become seemingly ubiquitous, found on restaurant menus and in retail stores, for example. However, they can pose risks for the
In this article RDFN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A Redfin sign in front of a home for sale in Atlanta on Nov. 10, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images This year was the least affordable year for homebuying in at least in the past 11 years, according to a Thursday report
In this article CERE ABBV Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A sign stands outside a Abbvie facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 20, 2021. Brian Snyder | Reuters AbbVie on Wednesday said it will acquire neuroscience drugmaker Cerevel Therapeutics for roughly $8.7 billion. Under the terms of the deal, AbbVie will pay $45 per share
Robinhood logo displayed on a phone screen and representation of cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Online brokerage giant Robinhood on Thursday said it’s launching a cryptocurrency trading feature in the European Union,
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on aid to Ukraine from the White House in Washington, U.S., December 6, 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it would forgive an additional $4.8 billion in student loan debt, for 80,300 borrowers. The relief is a result of the U.S.
Indiana Local Income Taxes Compatible with State Tax Reform? Skip to content Home • Blog • Are Local Income Taxes Compatible with State Tax Reform? Insights from Indiana Local taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government
In this article MCD Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT McDonald’s CosMc’s Restaurant. Courtesy: McDonald’s McDonald’s will open the first location of its new spinoff brand CosMc’s this week in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The fast-food giant plans to open 10 CosMc’s locations, including nine restaurants in Texas, by the end of 2024 in a test. McDonald’s
In this article C JPM Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT (L-R) Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America; Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase; and Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup; testify during a Senate Banking Committee hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on December 06, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Alistair Berg | Digitalvision | Getty Images For years, interest rates were low, inflation was steady and both financial markets and economic conditions were relatively stable. Then the Covid-19 pandemic turned everything on its head. Inflation began to soar and central banks around the world hiked interest rates in an effort to halt rising prices.
Morsa Images | Digitalvision | Getty Images About 8 million Americans rely on federal benefits that provide income to the elderly, blind and disabled who have little or no income or resources. Yet the program — Supplemental Security Income, or SSI — has not been updated in about 40 years. A bill called the SSI
Residential buildings under construction at China Vanke Co.’s Isle Maison development in Hefei, China, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. China is ramping up pressure on banks to support struggling real estate developers, signaling President Xi Jinping’s tolerance for property sector pain is nearing its limit. Source: Bloomberg Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — China
IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel speaks during an IRS event on August 2, 2023 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong | Getty Images The IRS is sending more than 20,000 rejection letters to taxpayers who wrongly claimed a pandemic-era tax break as the agency continues its crackdown on “dubious” filings. Created to support small businesses during the
In this article WMT Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Holiday shoppers are turning to Walmart for groceries and gifts, but CEO Doug McMillon said it’s hard to predict how sales will look in the months after the peak shopping season. In an interview with Sara Eisen that aired Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., November 17, 2023. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters A new product puts the leverage of high-powered hedge funds in the hands of the regular investor, allowing them to make a bet that moves 4 times the direction of the
Consumer spending has remained remarkably resilient in the face of persistent inflation — but that has come at a cost. To keep up with higher prices, Americans racked up more credit card debt than ever this year. Not only are balances higher, about half, or 47%, of cardholders are carrying debt from month to month, creating
A simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid is set to roll out by the end of the month. However, the new FAFSA may launch with outdated inflation figures, which could mean many students “will get less financial aid than they deserve,” according to higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz. “It is a pretty big deal,” he said. “We are
Homes in Hercules, California, US. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images After surging over 8% in October, mortgage rates are falling back toward 7% again, and that is jump-starting the refinance market. Last week, the average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($726,200 or less) decreased to 7.17% from 7.37%,
In this article CHTR CMCSA Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Charter shares closed down by more than 8% Tuesday after its Chief Financial Officer Jessica Fischer said the company could lose broadband subscribers in the fourth quarter. Charter competitor Comcast‘s stock also closed down by more than
A VinFast EV car on display at the New York Auto Show, April 13, 2022. Scott Mlyn | CNBC BEIJING — A new group of Asia-based companies are contemplating initial public offerings in the U.S., where international listings were once driven mostly by Chinese startups. Vietnam-based electric car company VinFast broke new ground with its
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., during a fireside discussion on artificial intelligence risks with Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, not pictured, in London, UK, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Tolga Akmen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla faces a growing revolt in Scandinavia after Danish dockworkers joined a sympathy strike with Swedish