Category: Finance

The rules were changed, making odds of winning Mega Millions so slim

The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion on Friday. So, what are the odds of hitting the winning numbers? Pretty slim. To make things even more difficult, lottery...

AT&T, Costco, Walmart: Too many streaming video services

I’m calling it — we’re in a streaming service bubble. We’ve hit peak OTT. That’s “over-the-top,” which is weird industry lingo...

Think twice before choosing any employee benefit plans 

If your employer offers the full suite of employee benefits, financial advisors suggest rethinking accidental death and dismemberment coverage, as well as some of the...

Wall Street thinks cryptocurrencies have bottomed but Twitter users doubt it, survey shows 

Wall Street institutions and Twitter users are split on bitcoin. But institutions, usually the more cautious ones, are more optimistic when it comes to calling a bottom,...

Why these teachers’ retirement plans aren’t making the grade

Andrea Viudez, 37, followed all the rules of retirement savings when she started her career as a middle school math teacher in Hudson County, New Jersey. She joined the...

Discovery, AMC, other small media companies will wait for M&A now

Getty Images Robert Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co. and Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman and CEO. The biggest media companies still want to...

Nip student loan debt by applying to these three types of colleges

Sometimes the best bargains are right in your backyard. During the 2017-2018 school year, the average in-state tuition and fees at a four-year public school was $9,970,...

San Francisco Fed names Mary Daly as president

The Federal Reserve of San Francisco on Friday named its head of research Mary Daly as its next president, succeeding John Williams, who departed in June to lead the New...

Five places to visit while the dollar is stronger

Dollar advantage: $1 currently buys 19 Mexican pesos, up 5 percent from last year and about twice as much as a decade ago, according to OANDA.com. Airfare: The average...

Seagate, Western Digital shares plunge after Evercore ISI downgrades storage stocks due to pricing pressure

Seagate and Western Digital shares will suffer from declining profit margins, according to Evercore ISI. The firm lowered its rating to underperform from in line for...