Equifax Hack Isn’t Over; More Risks Are Ahead

Long after the Equifax breach was announced, people were still struggling to freeze their credit reports as credit bureau websites failed, lured people to...

More People Say Renting is Better than Buying as Homeownership Remains Low

Some 76% of millennials said renting is an affordable option, up more than 10 percentage points from a year ago A growing percentage of renters...

Dow Jumps 190 Points, Hits New Record High

The Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply on Tuesday on the back of strong quarterly results from 3M and Caterpillar. The 30-stock index rose 190...

Pastor Used Bribes in the Form of Church Donations to Help Take Over Local...

A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin...

Yellen Says Fed’s Extraordinary Policies May Be Needed Again

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is defending the central bank’s extraordinary efforts to fight the Great Recession and says they might be needed again. Yellen...

US Stocks End Higher; S&P 500 & Dow Jones on 6-week Winning Streak

Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the Standard & Poor’s...

Chairman and CEO of American Express, Ken Chenault, to Retire Next Year

Kenneth I. Chenault, one of the longest-serving executives in finance and one of corporate America’s few black top leaders, will retire next year as...

New Study Finds that African-American Student Loan Borrowers Still Owe More Than They Originally...

African-American students who took out federal student loans owed more on those loans 12 years after entering college than they originally borrowed, including those...

White House Says Business Tax Cuts Will Give Families $4,000 More Annually

By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5...

US Stocks Mixed as Retailers Fall & Tech Companies Rise

U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday afternoon as retailers and media companies decline but technology and industrial companies rise. Retailers are down after women’s...

Asian Shares Rise After Recent Record Highs on Wall Street

Asian shares advanced Thursday, taking their cue from the latest record highs on Wall Street. Chinese investors are holding back ahead of a key...
Fifteen percent of white households are worth more than $1 million, double the percentage in 1992. (iStock)

1 in 7 White Families Qualify as Millionaires; for Black Families, it’s 1 in...

The share of white millionaires in the United States has doubled in the past quarter-century, with 1 in 7 white families now worth more...

Is Fantasy Football Gambling? Is Fantasy Football a Sin?

by Chuck Bentley Dear Chuck, Is fantasy football gambling? My oldest sons (14 and 17) and husband are really into it and I am wondering if...

ATM Fees Rise

Drawing cash from an ATM is beginning to feel like a ritual from a bygone era. Like buying a record on vinyl, it’s a...

Tech, Healthcare Firms & Small Businesses Lead US Stocks Higher

Large technology and health care companies and smaller U.S.-focused firms rose again Friday as stocks finished the third quarter at record highs. Stocks were mixed...

Study Says Churches and Charities Would Suffer Under President Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan

If you make between $50,000 and $100,000 a year, you’ll probably give less to charity under President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan. So says a study commissioned...

Mellody Hobson on What Students Need to Know About ‘Student Loans’

Why are we talking about student loans right now?  An interesting analysis shows that shopping around is a good thing for student loan holders willing...
Black Americans, as a group, have struggled to move up the economic ladder. (Getty Images/Blend Images)

African Americans Are the Only U.S. Racial Group Earning Less Than They Did in...

African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year,...

How to Freeze Your Credit After the Equifax Data Breach

Nearly half of Americans may have had their information stolen in the massive Equifax data breach revealed last week, and experts say freezing your credit...
Commutes are equally miserable for all. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

Wage Gap Between Whites and Blacks is Becoming Inexplicable

The gap in employment and earnings between black and white workers in the US is nothing new. Still, 53 years after the Civil Rights...