High US Stock Prices May Not Last Over Other Regions

U.S. stock prices are outpacing those in most other regions to start 2019, but the gap is narrow and some investors are eyeing potential...

5 Themes to for Investors and Traders in the Coming Week

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week, and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/U-TURN...

New Survey Shows That Many Americans Living on the Financial Edge

What will you do with your tax refund? We hope you have something fun in mind, but a new survey suggests that you might...
FILE PHOTO: A Wells Fargo logo is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Wells Fargo Reaches $240 Million Settlement Over Creation of Millions of Bogus Accounts

Wells Fargo & Co executives and directors have reached a $240 million settlement with U.S. shareholders over the creation by bank employees of millions...

Robert Knight: The Bible’s Financial Advice Is That All Things Belong to God

Genesis 1 through 3 tells us that God created all things, including men and women, for His own glory, and that human beings have...

IRS Watchdog: Government Shutdown Inflicted Harm on Taxpayers

Weeks after the longest government shutdown ended, the Internal Revenue Service reportedly continues to struggle through a backlog of correspondences, audit responses, and amended...

Average Tax Refund Down by Eight Percent

Early tax filers are seeing smaller average refunds this tax season, with the average refund down about eight percent from last year. The slow...

Here Are Nine Popular Tax Credits to Save You More in This Tax Season

While many deductions were cut or modified with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, most tax credits were retained. Tax credits...
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Fed Pause On Raising Interest Rates Validates Market Fears About U.S. Growth

While the U.S. Federal Reserve’s indication it is done raising interest rates - for now - has fueled stock gains, investors worry the U.S....

Watch Out for Tax Identity Theft This Tax-Filing Season

Computers and the Internet have become mainstays in virtually every area of American life in the 21st century. There are tremendous benefits and conveniences...

Online Tax Tools and Information Can Help You Find Out if You Qualify for...

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a program designed to provide tax relief for American workers with low-paying jobs. Could you qualify for...
FILE PHOTO - A sold sign hangs in front of a house in Dallas, Texas September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

U.S. Home Sales Hit Three-year Low as Prices Slowly Rise

U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of...

Jamaica Is Home of the World’s Best-Performing Stock Market

At the world’s best-performing stock market, things operate a bit differently than they do on Wall Street. No one complains about short sellers swooping...

Chuck Bentley: How to Avoid the Trap of Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Dear Chuck, I read an article recently about how many Americans live paycheck to paycheck and question how many really have to live that way....
FILE PHOTO: An employee checks U.S. dollar bank-notes at a bank in Hanoi, Vietnam August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo

More Companies Helping Workers Build Emergency Funds

At the Springdale Ice Cream and Beverage factory in Cincinnati, workers were coming to the human resources department with money troubles, wanting cash advances...
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) 2019 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Says Reserve Will Be Patient, Sensitive to Risks in Markets

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday eased concerns in financial markets, saying that while U.S. economic momentum is solid the central bank is...

US Stocks End Volatile Year of 2018 on a High Note

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in...

5 Themes That Will Likely Dominate the Thinking of Investors and Traders in the...

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/BEAR...

Defensive Stocks Are at the Top of Investment Recommendations in 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Perceived safe havens like utilities and consumer staples, often an afterthought in Wall Street’s cascade of year-ahead investment recommendations each...
"I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife and kids would be homeless within a year when my life insurance ran out." (STUART W. PALLEY, The Washington Post)

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Disturbingly Common

“Inescapable.” "It's a constant stressor." "I see no way out." What do professors, real estate agents, farmers, business executives, computer programmers, and store clerks have in common? They're...