Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social Security, and their impact on your benefits.Age 62
Shares of Lam Research (LRCX ) moved slightly lower during morning trading hours Monday, just one day before the company is scheduled to release its latest quarterly earnings results. The red-hot run of the semiconductor market has been challenged lately, so investors will want to pay close att
President-elect Donald Trump has made a number of campaign promises including GDP growth, lower taxes and tariffs on China and Mexico. To track his progress on those promises, and their impact on Americans, we’ve created the “President Trump’s Economic Scorecard.”
To start with, it tracks the changes in economic and financial market measures from Election....More>>>
Hazel Hoffman is only five years old, but her medical bills are already through the roof. The little girl suffers from a form of epilepsy that has sent her to the hospital multiple times with severe seizures. Her medications alone cost more than $1,500 a month.
Hazel’s mother, Rachael, can only afford the care her daughter needs because she is in the Children’s Health Insurance....More>>>
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. stock is again trading at $10 level. Can AMD stock bounce back? flickr
It was not a long time ago when Dr. Lisa Su led Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) shares were testing the $15 mark, with more than 500% returns in the last two years. The whole market, in general, was very bullish on the prospects of AMD stock but things look different now.....More>>>
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is one of the world’s largest producers of consumer packaged goods. Despite the company’s share price movement followed an upward trend since the beginning of this year (see Picture 1), P&G’s performance leaves much to be desired. On the one hand, the company’s revenues are negatively affected by macroeconomic conditions, and mainly currency....More>>>
Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) and FBI Director James Comey have been asked to testify before Congress about their views on breaking into an encrypted iPhone. U.S. lawmakers have asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify about his company’s stance on refusing to help law enforcement unlock iPhone’s encryption technology.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee said the issue has come....More>>>
Markets rose slightly on Wednesday, taking the Dow and S&P 500 very close to all-time highs. The banking and energy segments were the most benefited from the recuperating oil prices, which rose more than 3.15 percent today.
The S&P 500 Index closed up 0.08 percent, with Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), up 8.14 percent on its earnings, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation....More>>>
Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) reported fiscal first-quarter financial results after markets closed Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.10 in earnings per share (EPS) and $761 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.16 in EPS and $769.81 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.25 in EPS and $762.58 million in revenue.
If your new year’s resolution is to buy your first home in 2017, then you’ve got your financial work cut out for you. It goes without saying that a brand-new real estate investment will be one of the biggest commitments in your investment portfolio. And of all your investments, it will certainly require the most effort to maintain. Nonetheless, the return on investment....More>>>
The Dow Jones today is on the rise for the third straight day on Wall Street. Dow futures collected a gain of over 100 points in pre-market trading, as investors continued to bet on a robust earnings season. While geopolitical tensions over Syrian military intervention and the brea
The Dow Jones today locked in a 190-point gain in Monday's pre-market trading as investors turned away from geopolitical chatter to focus on a busy week of earnings reports. Markets are anticipating the most profitable earnings season in seven years thanks to 2017 tax cut legislatio
Chinese developers may have had a stellar 2017 compared with recent years but bond investors are increasingly concerned their windfall won’t be enough to withstand the tighter funding conditions this year that could lead to cash crunches.