Think your cell phone bill is too high? Now might be the time to find a new carrier. Wireless providers are slashing prices in an attempt to gain your business. AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson explains where this leaves customers and the industry at large. Plus, his take on the economy, markets and higher education!» Read More
Google has transcended its search engine beginnings and is now fully integrated in our everyday life, from our cell phones to our glasses. Maria talks with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt on constantly innovating, technology's impact on the broader economy and why mobile devices are changing everything.
Pritzker Architecture Prize's first female winner Zaha Hadid weighs in on designing the next generation's cultural landmarks and where modern architecture is headed next.
Washington's inability to avoid a government shutdown rocked the markets this week, causing the Dow to slide below 15,000. The drama doesn't end there as the nation nears its debt ceiling deadline on October 17. Can our leaders find a compromise before the country defaults on its $16.7 trillion debt? Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi and JP Morgan Funds Chief Global Strategist David Kelly debate Washington's resolve to fix our fiscal mess and how to manage your investments during this budget impasse.
Wall Street is watching and waiting this week to see if Congress will reach a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown. Yet, U.S. Trust President Keith Banks is optimistic in spite of Tuesday's looming deadline. Banks dishes on the debt ceiling drama, the upcoming earnings season and how his high net worth clients are playing the uncertainty.
Maria goes one-on-one with Former President Bill Clinton. The man who ran on the "It's the economy, stupid" slogan sounds off on Washington deadlock, the economy and taking a chance on Russia and Iran.
What could turn a profit and feed the hungry at the same time? Hint: it has wings. Maria meets the team behind the million-dollar idea that took the Hult Prize competition by storm: Ahmad Ashkar, Hult Prize founder and CEO; Mohammed Ashour, Aspire CEO; Shobhita Soor, Aspire CMO; Ertharin Cousin, UN World Food Programme Executive Director; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Maria takes a look back at the 2008 financial crisis on its 5th anniversary with former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair. Do we have enough measures in place to prevent another collapse? Bair weighs in on minimizing risk in the markets and ending too big to fail.
The Federal Reserve put its taper plans on hold for now. How will this non-decision affect your portfolio? Plus, a government shutdown could be imminent. Why what happens in Washington over the next month will matter to your investments. The Jensen Growth Fund's Robert Zagunis and "The Economist" Economics Editor Greg Ip sound off.
The Federal Reserve stunned the markets this week by doing ... nothing. The tapering of the Fed's monthly bond-buying program didn't happen. Maria finds out how the FOMC came to this decision with a voting member who was in the room, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard.
Lobster prices are sinking, but many diners are still getting pinched on the tab. Maria cracks the case on the crustacean economy with Food & Wine Magazine's Dana Cowin. Plus, tasty lobster rolls from Los Angeles-based Cousins Maine Lobster owners' Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac.
A technical glitch resulted in a three-hour halt in trading on the Nasdaq market and its 3,000+ stocks on Thursday. In today's high-frequency trading environment, can these breakdowns affect confidence in the markets? Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross and BTIG Chief Global Strategist Dan Greenhaus examine Nasdaq's "flash freeze", the chance of a Fed pullback in September, and the Dow's longest losing streak of the year.
Maria sits down in a one-on-one interview with Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke. The head of the nation's largest retailer and private employer reveals his forecast on the Back-To-School and Holiday shopping seasons, gaining market share in a low-growth economy and what a minimum wage hike would do to Wal-Mart's bottom line.
Maria gets a lesson in green, back-to-school style! Terracycle CEO and Founder Tom Szaky shows how children can return to class in an eco-friendly way with his company's upcycled backpacks, pens and lunchboxes.
Front porches, green lawns and white picket fences are common symbols of the American Dream, but one author says this idyllic lifestyle hasn't kept pace with Americans' needs. "The End of the Suburbs" author and Fortune Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Leigh Gallagher explains the recent trends signaling the suburbs' demise and where the new American Dream resides.
Wall Street is zeroing in on retailers as parents and kids gear up to go back to school. Teen Vogue Vice President and Publisher Jason Wagenheim reports which retail chains are making the grade and explains how today's teens rate brands.
The markets had the biggest sell-offs since June this week after reaching record highs. Is this a correction or a case of the summer swoon? Barclays Head of US Equity Portfolio Strategy Barry Knapp and River Twice Research President Zachary Karabell weigh in on the sluggish markets, the Federal Reserve's taper plans, and activist investors' impact on Wall Street.
He plays the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new film, but actor Ashton Kutcher is so stranger to riding technology's cutting edge. His A-Grade Investments has invested more than $100 million in venture capital in emerging start-up companies.
Two major American newspapers sold this week at fire sale prices. Co-Executive Editor of All Things D, Kara Swisher, weighs in on the future of the news business. Will Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post reinvent the news?
Are we on the cusp of a 15 year bull market? Merrill Lynch Wealth Management CIO of Portfolio Strategies Mary Ann Bartels thinks so. Market analysis and predictions from she and Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist Michael Santoli.
As the market reaches greater heights, what impact does a grimmer-than-expected monthly jobs report and a cautious central bank have on the economy? Columbia Business School dean and former chair of the council of economic advisors Glenn Hubbard and J.P. Morgan Funds' David Kelly on the big news of the week.