Getty Images People with shopping bags walk down the sidewalk during the Christmas holiday season last month. The outlook: Economic activity continued to expand “modestly” over the last six weeks of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, released Wednesday. Two districts: Richmond and Dallas, reported growth at above-averageRead More →

ETF Overview iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT) owns a portfolio of U.S. transportation stocks. The fund seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index. IYT’s portfolio of stocks include delivery services companies, railroad companies, truckers, airlines, and marine transport companies. These stocks are trading atRead More →

American workers are increasingly strapped for sleep — and the ones grappling with life-or-death decisions on the job might be most likely to get poor shut-eye, a recent study says. About 50% of protective-service workers — such as police officers, firefighters and correctional officers — and military workers reported shortRead More →