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What is the best thing to do with an extra $50?

Financial experts weigh in on saving. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:03 pm

White House silent on House Speaker Pelosi's call to delay State of Union address

Pelosi requested the State of the Union be delayed until after the partial government shutdown has ended, but the White House has not yet responded.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:58 pm

Netflix price increases could cause some subscribers to downgrade, cancel streaming service

Netflix's price hikes, including a $2 increase on its most popular plan to $13, could lead some subscribers to downgrade or cancel, surveys suggest.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:48 pm

Norwegian Air closing Boeing 737 bases in US Northeast

Norwegian shifting bases for Boeing 737 Max crews to Europe, but says change won't bring flight cuts to current schedules in Providence and Newburgh.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:46 pm

GM's Barra signals no new vehicles for Detroit Hamtramck, Lordstown

GM CEO Mary Barra offered little hope to workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown plants that new vehicles will be assigned to the facilities.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:45 pm

Strawberry Guava Diet Coke? Coca-Cola gets creative in refreshing its flavors

Coca-Cola continues to go after new diet soda drinkers with the launch of two new flavors of Diet Coke – Strawberry Guava and Blueberry Acai.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:44 pm

Parents, take note: Gymboree gift cards may only be good for 30 more days

There's still a time to use Gymboree gift cards ahead of possible store closings, but it's too late to redeem GymBucks and Gymboree Rewards.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:42 pm

It's official: Sears chairman wins bid to buy company that owns Sears and Kmart

Sears Holdings confirmed Thursday that the hedge fund owned by its chairman has won the auction to purchase a shrunken version of the company


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:41 pm

Johnson & Johnson teams with Apple on Apple Watch study to help reduce the risk of strokes

Randomized multi-year study will launch later this year and be limited to people wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 in the U.S. who are 65 or older.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:36 pm

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle’s affordable housing crisis

The pledge is the largest in the company’s 44-year history.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:19 pm

Jury awards hotel dishwasher $21M for being forced to work on Sundays

A former hotel dishwasher in miami Florida was recently awarded $21 million after she was forced to work on Sundays which went against her religious beliefs....ultimately she was fired. Susana Victoria Perez has more.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:15 pm

You can buy a house in this Italian town for a dollar

If you are looking to live your best Diane Lane life like in ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, you can do so now for a little over a dollar. According to CNN houses in Sicily, Italy are being sold for one euro. Susana Victoria Perez has more.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:10 pm

Can you ask your employer to let you work from home during a winter storm? Ask HR.

Here are answers to some common questions about how workplaces handle – or should handle – inclement weather.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:57 pm

I travel for a living—here's how I still cook for myself

Buying every meal gets old when you travel a lot. I bring things like a chef's knife, measuring cups, a spice grinder, cutting mats, and other items to cook my own meals wherever I go.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:56 pm

3 highs, 3 lows of Detroit auto show: Toyota Supra generates buzz, Infiniti flubs debut

Electric cars might be the future, but you wouldn't know that from the debuts at the 2019 Detroit auto show.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:26 pm

Peeps fans, your dreams have come true. There's now Peeps cereal

Kellogg's is offering this Peeps for breakfast treat nationwide. And yes, there are bright colors in it.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:05 pm

Economist: Auto industry could create the next recession

Behind the scenes of the Detroit auto show, analysts see risks ahead of an auto recession. Potential triggers include: trade wars, prices, rate hikes.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:48 am

Do you know what these 10 car dashboard symbols mean?

These car dashboard symbols, often called "idiot lights," are supposed to be easy to understand. But for many drivers, it's just not that easy.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:28 am

These are the 5 best Amazon deals you can find right now

You can always find sales on Amazon, but these are the best of the best.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:25 am

These countries will see newly minted millionaires skyrocket by 2023

A new study found that a surprising list of countries are actually set to have the fastest growing population of wealthy people. Susana Victoria Perez has more.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:09 am

How Fortnite makes its money

How Fortnite is making it's money. More than a year after its release, the world is still talking about Fortnite — and for good reason. The battle royale video game played by more than 200 million people is free, but it’s generating a ton of money


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:04 am

Marginal tax rates explained

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested a tax rate as high as 70 percent on the rich.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:01 am

'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says

Ford F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 10:19 am

Lystn disputes FDA claim over public health risk of product amid dog food recalls

This dispute between Lysten and the FDA occurs in the middle of sweeping dog food recalls in the past couple months.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:58 am

First look: United unveils new uniforms for 70,000 frontline employees

Uniforms have been in the works for more than a year, with designer Tracy Reese and retailers Brooks Brothers and Carhartt working behind the scenes.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:55 am

Allegiant: 16 new routes include first-ever Alaska flights

Allegiant Air will begin flying to Alaska for the first time, adding flights to Anchorage as part of a broader 16-route expansion for its summer schedule.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:55 am

Delta: Anticipated Airbus A220 debut may be delayed by shutdown

Flyers looking forward to trying Delta’s highly-anticipated Airbus A220 may have to wait. The cause of the delay? The federal government shutdown.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:54 am

CEO: WOW Air shrinks to 4 US cities as it 'gets back to basics'

WOW Air CEO confirmed which U.S. cities will be in its summer schedule, ending months of speculation about where the airline would continue to fly.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:54 am

Spirit Airlines targets Raleigh/Durham for big expansion, adds 7 routes

Fast-growing Spirit Airlines will make a big debut at the airport, launching seven different nonstop routes when its Raleigh/Durham service begins May 2.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:54 am

Much of the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction

Sixty percent of the world’s wild coffee species are threatened with extinction. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:52 am

January specials: Your monthly guide to freebies and meal deals

Check USA TODAY's January roundup of free food and meal deals often as it will be frequently updated with additional freebies and savings.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:18 am

Burger King goes after McDonald's with new Big King XL premium sandwich and GrubHub deal

Burger King has a new burger, the Big King XL, along with a way to get the larger burger for free.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:00 am

These are the best places to retire in every state

To identify the best place to retire in every state, 24/7 Wall St. created an index of 17 health and economic factors in U.S. counties.


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 6:00 am

Can Cadillac ever get its groove back?

For many Americans, Cadillac is an adjective for something luxurious. But does it still apply to the cars?


Posted on 17 January 2019 | 5:01 am

Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers

Wireless providers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are willing to work with furloughed federal government workers on payment programs.


Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:08 pm

The coolest cars from the Detroit auto show

From a reborn Toyota Supra to the muscle-car favorite Ford Shelby GT 500, here are the models that will turn heads at the Detroit auto show.


Posted on 16 January 2019 | 10:36 am

Dead cars are coming back with a vengeance

Remember your favorite car, automakers are resurrecting past models


Posted on 14 January 2019 | 11:23 am

Toyota Supra is revived: See the photos

Toyota resuscitated the Toyota Supra sports car at the Detroit auto show. The car will return to dealerships as a 2020 model.


Posted on 14 January 2019 | 9:45 am

Free coffee, doughnuts, cheeseburgers and more: How to fill 2019 with freebies and deals

Since planning is usually needed to snag a bargain, we've rounded up some of the biggest deal days of 2019.


Posted on 13 January 2019 | 1:43 pm

CES Editors' Choice Awards: The best and coolest tech to expect in 2019

Reviewed names its CES Editors' Choice Award winners


Posted on 11 January 2019 | 8:04 am

Cities where it's easiest to buy a house for less than $100K

24/7 Wall St. reviewed median home value data from the U.S. Census Bureau to identify where it’s easiest to buy a house for less than $100,000.


Posted on 9 January 2019 | 6:00 am

Hospitals now required to reveal secret prices lists online for every medical procedure, service

Hospitals across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal their once-secret master price lists.


Posted on 4 January 2019 | 7:23 am

Looking to catch a break? Why you need to create a financial planning calendar for the year

I want to help you find your breaks – when you experience an unordinary influx of money or the disappearance of a monthly obligation.


Posted on 4 January 2019 | 6:00 am

From California to New York, states are raising minimum wages in 2019 for 17 million workers

Workers in as many as 22 states, including California and New York, plus the District of Columbia will get higher minimum wages next year.


Posted on 31 December 2018 | 7:42 am

Chasing Amazon: The store of the future is already here as retailers up their tech game

From holograms that greet shoppers at the door, to a robot that alerts when inventory is low, technology has become retailers primary battleground


Posted on 27 December 2018 | 3:45 pm

How banks are helping you budget and track your money to avoid overspending

Mom can't always be there to tell you when to stop spending. But Huntington Bank and others are promoting new tracking tools to keep resolutions.


Posted on 27 December 2018 | 10:31 am

From delivery to eco-friendly packaging and tons of recalls: A look at 2018's food trends

Food recalls, green packaging and fast-food delivery were big industry news this past year, according to experts.


Posted on 26 December 2018 | 10:22 am

How much for a can of beans? Red Dead Online's virtual world grapples with real economic problems

Players of critically lauded 'Red Dead Redemption 2's online offshoot are upset about the game's economy. It's not the first to raise gamers' ire.


Posted on 7 December 2018 | 5:57 pm

Financial planning: How to meet your money goals in 2019

At the start of each year, I declare goals that can be quantified. And by New Year's Eve, I've either delivered or not. Here's how I succeed.


Posted on 7 December 2018 | 7:01 am

Do the tax law changes help or hurt you? A new calculator can help you find out

TurboTax is releasing a new calculator that breaks down how the law affects what residents could pay in federal taxes in each state.


Posted on 6 December 2018 | 10:30 am

Managing money is hard. Retirement shouldn't be. Get advice here.

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Posted on 28 November 2018 | 12:48 pm