• U.S.News & World Report15 hours ago

    Reclaiming My Time: The Work Resolution for 2018

    Evolving quickly from mere meme into philosophy, these three words appealed to so many people whose working hours are plagued by endless meetings, email chains and co-worker interruptions. Here's how to make Maxine's maxim your guiding principle at the office. Job duties can be divided into

  • U.S.News & World Report17 hours ago

    How to Get a Job Without Applying for It

    In today's economic environment, people with valuable skills in leadership roles are likely to be receiving more and more calls from recruiters. Recruiters are particularly zealous about seeking a prized "passive candidate" -- someone who is open to new opportunities but not actively seeking

  • U.S.News & World Report18 hours ago

    Ford Motor Company (F) Stock Is Hemorrhaging

    Wednesday marks the 62nd anniversary of the Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) initial public offering in 1956, but investors are in no mood to celebrate after the company released disappointing guidance after the market closed Tuesday. Ford stock traded more than 6 percent lower Wednesday after Ford's full-year

  • U.S.News & World Report18 hours ago

    How to Adopt a Frugal Lifestyle

    "Frugality gives you freedom because you see how spending in some areas is keeping you from what you want in other areas," says John Schmoll, founder of FrugalRules.com. To begin adopting a frugal lifestyle, follow these steps. Adopting a frugal lifestyle isn't something that will happen

  • U.S.News & World Report20 hours ago

    The iPhone 8 Is a Disappointment For Apple Inc. (AAPL)

    Since the release of the iPhone 8 in September and the iPhone X in November, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) investors have gotten a nonstop stream of mixed headlines and data points concerning the strength of the current iPhone cycle. On Wednesday, Apple investors got more mixed iPhone news from Wall Street

  • U.S.News & World Report20 hours ago

    How to Shut Down Workplace Sexual Harassment

    You have the right to a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Months of news coverage has made clear to everyone else, too, just how pervasive sexual harassment is in the American workplace. Celebrities, office workers and factory laborers have joined the #MeToo movement, sharing grim details

  • U.S.News & World Report20 hours ago

    7 ETFs to Ride the Gold Rally

    While the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up nearly 20 percent in 2017, gold prices rose about 13 percent, too. What's more, many investors are looking for gold to power higher after gaining momentum at the end of last year. Gold prices are up about 7 percent from their December lows to outperform

  • U.S.News & World Report21 hours ago

    How the Tax Cut Affects Investors

    If life's two certainties are death and taxes, what happens when certain taxes are put to death and investors are asked to live with it? The issue of the tax cut's fallout on Wall Street has pundits, shareholders and those waiting to make their first play wondering what's next. It might

  • U.S.News & World Report21 hours ago

    How to Net Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel or Airbnb Stay

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  • U.S.News & World Report21 hours ago

    The Worst Is Still to Come For Under Armour Inc (UA, UAA) Stock

    Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UA, UAA) investors may be running out of patience with the struggling company, but the stock tumbled 8.6 percent Tuesday on concerns Under Armour may be running out of money. According to Macquarie Capital analyst Laurent Vasilescu, Under Armour's deteriorating financial

  • U.S.News & World Report21 hours ago

    Don't Abandon Equities Prematurely

    The current U.S. economic expansion is the third-longest in history, creating concern among investors who realize that all good things must come to end. The U.S. economic recovery is in late cycle, but the outlook is for strong corporate earnings growth to continue in 2018. Economic growth in much

  • U.S.News & World Report22 hours ago

    Hire a Financial Advisor After They Answer These Questions

    Hiring a financial advisor to manage your money is a no-brainer. Like most professional relationships, communications, trust and a high level of comfort are big issues, and should be big priorities for Americans looking for financial help. Thus, it's ideal that potential clients have a good list

  • U.S.News & World Report23 hours ago

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Is Following Amazon's Playbook

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  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    It's Time to Break Up General Electric Company (GE)

    General Electric Co (NYSE: GE) shares plunged today, losing 4 percent after announcing that its insurance business -- a part of the slimmed-down GE Capital -- would take a $6.2 billion charge for the fourth quarter. GE stock's recent performance, its $6.2 billion insurance loss, longtime efforts

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    The Best Strategies for Writing an Effective Resume Summary

    How do you describe years of work history in three to four sentences in your resume and LinkedIn profile? It is even more daunting when you factor in that the best summaries are written with a specific job in mind so that it is relevant to a future hiring manager.

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Stock Climbs on Glowing Report

    UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH) stock jumped 2.4 percent Tuesday after the company doubled its profit in the fourth quarter. Earnings were boosted by a one-time tax benefit, but revenue also topped Wall Street expectations. UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported fourth-quarter earnings

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    Shopping Holidays: The Best Days to Shop in 2018

    Trying to save money in 2018? You don't have to cut back on shopping. Instead, consider the timing of your purchases. Knowing when seasonal items tend go on sale and when major sales holidays take place ...

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    5 Ways to Cut the Cost of a Digital Gaming Hobby

    Digital gaming is more popular than ever, with more than $30 billion spent in 2016 on video games and 67 percent of U.S. households owning a device used to play those games, according to a 2017 report from Entertainment Software Association. As with any hobby that involves acquiring things, a digital

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    General Electric Company (GE) Takes a Big Hit From Finance Arm

    After a disastrous 2017 for General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), investors hit their first 2018 bump in the road on Tuesday when the company announced it will take a $6.2 billion charge on its fourth-quarter earnings. In addition to the large charge, GE Capital will be suspending its dividend payments

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    How to Retire in 2018

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  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    Why Delphi Technologies PLC (DLPH) Is One of the Best Stocks to Buy for 2018

    After careful consideration, Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) was selected as one of the seven best stocks to buy for 2018. When Delphi was identified in November as one of 2018's best stocks to buy, Delphi was about to spin off one of its businesses, creating two distinct publicly traded companies

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    Tax Reform and Corporate Bonuses: What's the Real Impact?

    Dozens of U.S. companies are making headlines this month by increasing wages, providing bonuses and raising employee retirement fund matches in the immediate aftermath of the tax reform legislation's passage. "We are pleased that these tax reforms provide Aflac with an opportunity to increase

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    Why Financial Advisors Love Value Stocks in 2018

    Last year was a high-flying one for growth stocks like Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), Facebook ( FB), Netflix ( NFLX) and PayPal Holdings ( PYPL), which each soared more than 50 percent. To be clear, there's a lot of subjective gray area around which companies can be classified as value stocks -- and

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    Tax Reform Changes the Way Parents Can Pay for School

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on Dec. 22 made a number of sweeping changes to the tax code. Included in the bill was a provision which allowed families to make tax-free withdrawals of up to $10,000 per year from a 529 plan to pay for children attending private schools. A 529 college savings

  • U.S.News & World Report2 days ago

    10 Colleges Where Students Usually Get Internships

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate ...