We've mostly been talking about how Republican tax plans differ in the House and the Senate. But The Wall Street Journal's Laura Saunders explains why it's more important to look at overlap in the plans, to find out which proposals are most likely to pass.
Should you forego turkey and family on Thanksgiving to get the best holiday season 'Doorbuster' deals, or is it wise to wait until Cyber Monday? DealNews's Janice Lieberman explains the best ways to strategize your initial holiday season shopping spree.
Despite spending $100 million on Chase Pay, JP Morgan is struggling to compete against other banks and tech companies who offer similar mobile payment programs. The Wall Street Journal's Emily Glazer explains why JP Morgan is having so much trouble.
Special coverage of the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker discuss the GOP tax proposal and the impact on corporations. Mnuchin also comments on Fed chairman-nominee Jerome Powell as well as sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.
A survey by CreditCards.com finds just a bare majority of Americans will buy a gift that costs at least 50 dollars this holiday season. And that frugality also includes many upper income households, according to Matt Schulz of CreditCards.com.
A couple of studies say California's biggest housing markets figure to be among the losers if the GOP's tax reform bill becomes law. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says the reason is the bill's limits on mortgage-interest deduction.
The House GOP tax overhaul bill faces many hurdles to passage by year's end. That's because there are disagreements over issues such as deductions, the child tax credit and pass-through income. We get details from the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Hughes.
A strong economy is encouraging S&P 500 firms to sell and spend more, but profits aren't rising as quickly in the fourth quarter as they were earlier this year. Wall Street Journal Reporter Theo Francis explains why.
Author Brad Stone joins MoneyBeat to talk his book, "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon," a comprehensive look at the story of Amazon.com, and the unique driving force behind it, its founder Jeff Bezos.
Several Caribbean destinations are still recovering from a damaging hurricane season, causing travel bookings to pick up in other areas, like Jamaica. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney talks about what you need to know if you're looking to travel this holiday season.
The U.S. homeownership rate inched higher for the second consecutive quarter, but should we expect that to continue? The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how buyers are not deterred by the difficulty in finding an affordable home, and why the current market benefits renters.
Jean Tirole, Nobel economist and author of "Economics for the Common Good," joins Paul Vigna to discuss how the economy can be used to address social and political issues, as well as whether economics can keep up with what's happening in the real world.
The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab explains why the savings rate among U.S. consumers is remarkably low, and why an increase in savings could mean bad news for Wall Street.
Do consumers fear data breaches more than spiders? WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez outlines what concerns consumers the most, as well as the least ideal credit card rewards programs currently in the marketplace.
The Wall Street Journal's Chris Dieterich explains the Sharpe ratio and how it measures levels of reward and risk in the stock market. He notes that while there is little risk in the current market climate, history tells us to expect a change.
Health-related jobs in areas such as home health care and hospitals will grow by about 3.7 million jobs by 2026, according to a new report released by the Labor Department. The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Nunn has the latest on further jobs growth.
Wall Street Journal reporter Kelsey Gee discusses the growing trend of the sharing of salary information in the workplace among employees, most notably millennials, and how companies have become more transparent about compensation.
The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab explains how supply and demand could play a more significant role in the price of natural gas than weather this winter season.
Technical analyst Ralph Acampora joins Stephen Grocer and Erik Holm to talk about how he created a massive chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the side of his barn -- and how its latest milestone has caused him to run out of room.
The Wall Street Journal's Nicole Friedman explains how homeowners impacted by Hurricane Irma who allow builders to negotiate with insurance companies, known as an assignment of benefit, can drive up insurance rates.
The amount U.S. workers can contribute annually to their 401K accounts would be significantly reduced under proposals related to the Republican tax reform plan. The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen explains why the financial industry has voiced opposition.
The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews the coming week's economic calendar with a look at the final picks for the next Fed chair and a big week of earnings reports.
Lone Star Capital's Bo Collins talks all things bitcoin trading, with a look at his shift from commodities to blockchain, how cryptocurrencies make money, and why bitcoin can ultimately change the way financial markets work.
Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel discusses the growing U.S. freelance workforce, whose earnings exceed a trillion dollars annually, and why they develop tools to succeed faster than full-time workers.
The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer catch up with Yale professor of economics Robert Shiller at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, who explains how to valuate the stock market's latest milestone and what the numbers ultimately mean.
Wall Street Journal markets editor Colin Barr and Plimsoll Mark Capital's Jim Awad discuss the October 19, 1987 'Black Monday' stock market crash and whether current global economic conditions could trigger a similar event.
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Wall Street Journal markets reporter Akane Otani outlines keys to what's driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average to repeated records, and what traders fear could spook Wall Street.
The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto explains how the mortgage interest tax deduction could be eliminated under the proposed tax overhaul, but how homeowners could still enjoy a tax benefit.
A data dive shows different types of planes within airline fleets have varying records for on-time arrivals and cancellations. The Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney breaks down how you can better get to your destination on time.
BlackRock's Bob Miller joins MoneyBeat to break down the minutes from the Fed's September meeting, what it means for inflation expectations, and its overall impact on economic outlook.
Investors often earn tidy profits from spun-off companies. The Wall Street Journal's Miriam Gottfried explains why some spin-offs, however, do poorly versus the broader market. She also explains why some large corporations choose not to spin off components as separate companies.
Traditional retailers are expected to have another frosty holiday season as consumer continue to purchase online. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn explains how investors are shorting brick-and-mortar retailers, and why some are even placing bearish bets against online giant Amazon.
With activist investor Nelson Peltz rejecting the narrow loss of a board seat at Procter & Gamble, Moneybeat takes bets on what happens next. Then, a look at whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk can really deliver on his big Model 3 promises.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders answers reader and listener questions about the Republican tax reform proposal. She covers topics such as property taxes, alimony deductions, and an extra standard deduction for older Americans.
First, the Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry previews the week's economic calendar with a look at what's expected from the Fed and new inflation data. Then, Aaron Lucchetti and Rachel Louise Ensign break down a big week of earnings for Big Banks.
First, Liz Hoffman joins Stephen Grocer and Erik Holm to discuss what Wall Street exec Greg Fleming's role as CEO of Rockefeller & Co. means for the 135-year-old family office -- as well as big banks. Then, Ben Eisen and Akane Otani talk what the S&P 500's latest streak means for an uncertain market.
With a new study showing significant declines in buying power at some major hotel programs, the Wall Street Journal's Scott McCartney talks why points can't get the rooms they used to with many major chains.
The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin explains sacred cows, or the most popular tax deductions, and their likely future in tax reform. Sacred cows are also the topic of a video he hosts on wsj.com where he illustrates key deductions, with real cows, on a farm.
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Despite political uncertainty and tumultuous world events, the S&P 500 has moved more than 1% in either direction on only eight occasions in 2017. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen explains the lessons to learn from a placid market.
UBS Wealth Management's Jon Woloshin joins MoneyBeat to break down the latest UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, with an in-depth look at the global housing market and which major cities are in a "bubble risk" zone.
A survey shows ATM fees now average more than $5.00 in some U.S. cities and have risen more than 50% in the past decade. Bankrate.com's Greg McBride explains how consumers can avoid paying escalating ATM fees and other bank charges.
In our final segment, Wall Street Journal higher education reporter Melissa Korn explains why public universities and state universities perform so well in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings.
As governments often target big technology companies seen as too dominant in their respective spaces, the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher and Chris Dieterich join MoneyBeat to talk where this leaves Big Tech and the five most valuable companies in the world.
Wall Street Journal reporter Doug Belkin explains how schools inspire students and how that influences the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Union college rankings. He also reveals how the success of a student in the post-graduate world is calculated.
The SEC's breach is fueling doubts about a big database of trades that the agency has touted as a defense against episodes like the 2010 "Flash Crash" -- but it's coming under fire as a hacking risk. The Wall Street Journal's Alexander Osipovich and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity writer Kate Fazzini join MoneyBeat to break it all down.
You probably can't tell from looking at your paycheck, but hourly wages in the U.S. are nearing historical highs. That is, if you take very low inflation into account. The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath explains.
Analysts are expecting an Apple earnings 'supercycle' to begin with the unveiling of a trio of new iPhones. But Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Gallagher says some tepid reviews for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus could dampen results.
The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews the coming week's economic calendar with a look at the newest inflation data, what the current climate says about the economy's future, and a busy week of earnings reports.
Active investors, longtime critics of passive buying and selling, are researching the opportunities and pitfalls behind the investment method, and how to profit from it. The Wall Street Journal's Chris Dieterich explains.
The Wall Street Journal's Henry Williams and security consultant Frank Abagnale Jr., known for inspiring the film 'Catch Me If You Can,' join MoneyBeat to talk about the prevalence of check fraud today and where financial security ultimately stands in a new digital landscape.
The Federal Reserve's decisions on interest rates and most notably the wind down of its bond-buying program will have investors paying close attention to their impact on Wall Street. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry explains.
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will hold interest rates steady, and next month will begin unwinding its bond-buying program. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen spelled out details and answered reporters' questions.
Equifax's relationship with the U.S. Social Security Administration has raised additional concerns since a major data breach of the company's networks was revealed last week. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Papoport explains.
Amid this week's highly anticipated Federal Reserve meeting, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip joins MoneyBeat to break down what an expected roll-off of a $4.5 trillion balance sheet means for the markets, and its overall impact on the economy.
More companies are forgoing raises for employees next year, and in some cases eliminating them altogether. Wall Street Journal reporter John Simons explains why.
Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Saunders reveals some little-known tax benefits for companies providing aid for employees recovering from natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Fed policymakers meet this week. Will the FOMC issue more detailed plans to trim its huge balance sheet? MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer preview the week with the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf and S&P chief economist Beth Ann Bovino.
Some air passengers who purchase Basic Economy tickets face a rude awakening when they arrive at the airport and have pay more money in an additional fee. Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney explains.
For student attending college in the 2018-2019 academic year, the first step in applying for financial aid comes on Oct. 1. Wall Street Journal wealth adviser reporter Veronica Dagher explains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or 'Fafsa.'
Marketwatch's Jacob Passy explains how consumers can purchase Apple's iPhone for a considerable discount, if consumers are willing to part with their current phone and do some quick math with regard to their current usage contract.
Apple unveiled its much-hyped, long-awaited 10th anniversary iPhone Tuesday. MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer talk with the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher about whether the iPhone X will lift Apple to even greater heights.
Students have a new way down their college debt: pay a percentage of their future earnings in exchange for tuition aid. Marketwatch's Jillian Berman explains income share agreements.
Brent Schutte of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management says this week's inflation numbers will be closely watched. And the Wall Street Journal's Julie Wernau talks about how the hurricanes could impact both the orange crop and orange juice futures.
Everything changed after some of the costliest storms in U.S. history hit the Sunshine State. The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism joins us in the studio with a closer look as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma.
Learning to love credit cards with Erin Lowry (The Broke Millennial) and finding the RIGHT credit card with Matt Schultz, head analyst for CreditCards.com
It's a job seeker's labor market, and for hiring managers to succeed, they should expand their focus beyond just compensation. Robert Half's Billie Moliere explains the firms 2018 Salary Guides with some key advice, such as be ready to offer benefits associated with an applicant's pet.
Standard & Poor's Beth Ann Bovino breaks down the latest jobs report with a look at why August is typically a slow month for business. Then, with the Trump administration pushing forward with a tax plan, Hogan Lovells' Jasper Howard talks how reform could impact the M&A market.
For examples of labor-market strength in the West, look no further than two of the nation's fastest job-growing metros: Provo, Utah, and Boise, Idaho. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney has the details.
Wall Street Journal reporter Laura Kusisto says the Trump administration plans new restrictions on reverse mortgages. The Department of Housing and Urban Development says changes are needed to put the mortgage program on a sounder financial footing.
A new study finds workers save more for retirement when they're persuaded to by their employers. The Wall Street Journal's Francesca Fontana tells us about the experiment involving older workers at North Carolina's retirement division.
Investors are pulling a steady stream of money from the U.S. stock market, the latest sentiment shift to cause unease among market bulls. The Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen joins us in the studio with the details.
Ford is changing its loan approval process. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says Ford Credit is looking at other ways besides credit scores to increase loan and lease approvals and to boost sales.
PNC Financial's Gus Faucher previews the coming week's economic calendar, with an in-depth look at the coming GDP and jobs reports. Then, the Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Yang and Alison Sider talk Hurricane Harvey's potential impact on the energy industry.
Author and economist Tyler Cowen discusses his book, "The Complacent Class," which argues that America's desire to innovate has gone away. Plus, an in-depth look at what complacency has meant for politics, corporate governance, economics, social trends, and beyond.
The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler says four mutual fund companies marked down their investments in Uber Technologies by up to 15 percent. It suggests these investors are souring on the scandal-plagued company.
Sean Hennessey, CEO of Lodging Advisors, and the Wall Street Journal's Craig Karmin discuss why Sahara Group may finally part ways with the legendary Plaza Hotel once and for all. Plus, an in-depth look at the prestigious landmark's ownership history.