How much should you have socked away in that rainy day fund? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson reveals the magic number you should have in your emergency savings account and how to get there.» Read More
December is proving to be a cold month for investors. Will Santa Claus deliver a year-end rally? U.S. Trust President Keith Banks sounds off on how the markets' losing streak, tapering and Congress's "little" budget deal will impact your money.
Major broadcasters are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down a tiny startup called Aereo, which is a device that sends live broadcast channels like NBC and ABC onto iPads and cell phones. Why are broadcasters afraid of this business? Aereo Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia explains the controversy and what it says about the future of TV.
On January 1st, Colorado and Washington state residents will be allowed to light up legally. The two states will be the first to allow recreational marijuana use. As more states head in this direction, should investors and "ganja-preneurs" jump in on this opportunity now? TheStreet Markets Analyst Debra Borchardt reveals how to navigate this legally-uncertain terrain.
Time is running out to save big on your tax bill for next year! Money Magazine Senior Writer Donna Rosato shares her secrets for cutting your 2013 taxes by December 31st.
Will a surprisingly strong jobs report and GDP number encourage the Fed to begin tapering its bond-buying program? Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw predicts when the Fed will pull the trigger and how ending quantitative easing will affect jobs and the economy.
Detroit became the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy this week and will now restructure more than $18 billion in debt. Is this a blueprint for other major cities struggling with shrinking revenues and state-protected pensions? Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer reveals the legal ramifications of Detroit's bankruptcy and why he's optimistic it's a fresh start for Motown.
Strong jobs data shifted the markets back into overdrive Friday, snapping a five-session losing streak. Is the labor market back or are the markets celebrating too soon? Farr, Miller and Washington President Michael Farr on bubble trouble, the Fed and year-end money tips.
Budget deficits are putting the squeeze on many of the country's poorest cities. A new initiative called Fuse Corps is sending corporate America's best minds into U.S. cities to spark change. Founding CEO Jennifer Anastasoff and former fellow Lisa Gans share how entrepreneurial thinking could solve our nation's most challenging problems.
The holiday season is a time for giving and that's what identity thieves are counting on. NY State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky gives his top tips for preventing fraud while shopping for gifts.
Still looking for deep discounts? There are more bargains ahead with Cyber Monday. FatWallet.com Contributor Vera Gibbons and CNET.com Editor at Large Tim Stevens share the top apps and websites with the best deals.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is the man behind the best-selling video game in the country, "Call of Duty: Ghosts." He talks gaming culture, the newest trends and shows OTM how to play its other blockbuster hit, Skylanders Swap Force.
The markets continue to hit new all-time highs, but investors are anxious about the retail sector if Black Friday and Cyber Monday flop this holiday season. Is the rally about to lose steam? Holland and Company Chairman Mike Holland and Macquarie Capital Senior Analyst Liz Dunn weigh the impact of bubbly markets, consumer confidence and doorbuster sales on your portfolio.
Travelers going home for the holidays are in for a rude awakening. Cheap travel deals will be harder to find. Travel + Leisure International Editor Mark Orwoll has some savvy travel tips to keep the costs from straining your holiday cheer.
The markets heard from Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen when she faced Congress at her hearing this week. Varick Asset Management Senior Advisor Alison Deans and "The Guardian" U.S. Finance and Economics Editor Heidi Moore dissect her views on our current monetary policy and what a Yellen-led Federal Reserve means for your money.
President Obama admits the White House "fumbled" on the Obamacare rollout and will now allow millions of policy holders to renew their previously cancelled private health plans. What does this concession say about the president"s leadership? "Double Down" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann weigh in on how the dynamics of the Obama administration sabotaged the Obamacare website launch.
Maria sits down with Anne Wojcicki, named "Most Daring CEO" by "Fast Company" magazine. Her start-up, 23andMe, lets consumers learn about their medical future with a $99 DNA test.
The markets jumped on Friday's stronger-than-expected jobs report after reaching new highs this week. Will the good news prompt the Federal Reserve to begin tapering? Barclays Managing Director and Head of Research Larry Kantor and The Financial Network Group CEO Nathan Bachrach discuss the rebound in the labor market and what it means for your portfolio.
Obamacare's rocky rollout has driven the headlines, but more headaches could be on the way for the Obama administration. Former Vermont Governor and physician Howard Dean and former Aetna CEO and RW-2 Enterprises founder Ronald Williams explain the hidden costs of Obamacare nobody's talking about.
Following an uneventful meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, Former Dallas Federal Reserve President Bob McTeer and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of US Equity and Quantitative Strategy Savita Subramanian discuss the impact monetary policy has on your investment portfolio and the economy through the end of 2013.
Many Americans living in states that run their own health insurance exchanges are successfully shopping for plans online. Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee and Health Source Rhode Island Director Christine Ferguson on what's gone right in health care reform, in this look at insurance in the country's largest and one of its smallest states.