U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.
U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit standards and consumer reluctance to borrow heavily.
Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in nearly a year as borrowing on credit cards rebounded following two months of declines.
The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said.
Infomercials that sell shampoos, zit creams and the latest weight loss gadgets can be hard to turn away from. But before you pick up that phone, you should know that the low, low prices and easy monthly payments advertised are not always what you'll pay.
A single year at a 4-year college runs between almost $19,000 to $42,000. That leaves many students wondering how they'll save up and pay for tuition. Here's Jill Schlesinger joins with tips for getting the best financial aid.
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with the rate on three-month bills declining to the lowest level since early March, while the rate on six-month bills rose.
Spanish stocks have climbed 10.9 percent in euros. But for someone counting in U.S. dollars, each of those euros is worth less than at the start of the year. A growing number of funds have been trying to blunt this effect.
Stock indexes edged higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets.