6 things NOT to buy during Memorial Day sales

2019-05-27

Memorial Day is the new Black Friday — but that doesn’t mean it’s the best time to buy everything. Originally a holiday devoted to mattress sales, in recent years retailers have morphed the holiday weekend into a bigger sales weekend to mark the halfway-point to Black Friday. Consequently, there areRead More →

What NOT to buy during Presidents’ Day weekend sales

2019-02-16

With their refund checks in hand, many shopper will be looking to hit the stores during Presidents’ Day weekend. And for good reason, said Ashley Dull, credit strategist with personal-finance website CardRates. “Presidents’ Day sales are the first big retail events of the year where the big retailers are “all-in”,Read More →

British pound volatile as Brexit-vote day arrives

2019-01-15

The British pound bounced around Tuesday, briefly pushing to pushing to levels not seen since mid-November, hours ahead of a crucial vote on an exit plan for the U.K. to leave the European Union. Giving up most of an earlier lead, sterling GBPUSD, -0.0466% last bought $1.2874, slightly higher thanRead More →

Hong Kong stocks rise in abbreviated Asian trading day

2018-12-30

Stocks in Hong Kong rose more than 1% in an abbreviated trading session Monday, as investors were encouraged by signs that the U.S. and China are working toward a trade deal. Most Asian stock markets, including Japan’s Nikkei, Korea’s Kospi and mainland China indexes, were closed ahead of the NewRead More →