Retail sales fell unexpectedly for the third straight month in February, according to the Commerce Department. February brought plunging temperatures and record snowfall to much of the US, and such conditions can be a particular drag on big-ticket retail purchases like cars and furniture.
DirecTV has been tricking customers into buying satellite television packages that are more expensive than they appear, the Federal Trade Commission claims in a complaint filed against the company on Wednesday. DirecTV aggressively disputes the government’s claims.
Local and regional food sales in the US grew to $6.1 billion in 2012, according to a recent USDA report. Over the last several years, more than 30 state laws have passed in an effort to expand the presence of farmers’ markets nationwide.
If you're getting ready to file your taxes, several payment processors will let you pay with a credit card for a small fee. Even with the added cost, it can be profitable to do so if you use a rewards-earning card.
The US economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. Most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing well. Thank the outsize influence of American corporations.
Like anyone taking the plunge, same-sex couples should pause and review the ramifications of marriage from a financial, tax and legal point of view.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone will arrive April 10, meaning owners of the Galaxy S5 may want to sell their phones soon. Prices for used S5s have been dropping steadily since the Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced in February.
The Honda Accord Hybrid has been a rare beast on dealership lots since its 2013 launch, despite favorable reviews and a handful of awards. Now, it looks like the supply has finally caught up to the demand for the Honda Accord Hybrid.
Apple's new MacBook boasts slim design, the latest Intel chips and Retina display, but it comes with a hefty price tag. Before you jump on the MacBook bandwagon, here are some things you should take into consideration.
The bravado and buffoonery that have become Jeremy Clarkson’s trademark style have landed him in hot water with the BBC once again—and this time, he’s been suspended.
McDonald's, known primarily for its burgers and fries, reportedly may introduce Kale to its menu lineup later this year. The move may come as McDonald's attempts to adapt to evolving consumer preferences that place higher priority on high-quality ingredients.
McDonald’s Canada last week began a new 'Welcome to McDonald's' campaign, taking the fast food giant back to its roots as a friendly, convenient, affordable place to eat.
HBO Now will be available exclusively on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad starting in April. Combined with an announced price cut for Apple TV, the HBO news means those who have been waiting to cut their cable subscription now have little excuse.
Tax season is in full swing, and the IRS wants taxpayers to beware of common scams. High the list are telephone and e-mail requests for money, consumers should also be wary of fake tax shelters and anyone asking for sensitive personal information.
Apple Watch prices range from $349 to $10,000, so Apple's first foray into wearables is far from an impulse buy. While you may not see drastic price cuts on Apple Watch in the coming days, you'll still be able to dodge the list price and snag one for a few bucks less. Here's how.
A new bill in the Oregon House of Representatives aims to raise the state minimum wage by increments over three years, until it reaches $15 in 2018. State lawmakers and the public are divided about the economic costs and benefits of such a hike, reflecting the larger nationwide debate about minimum wage increases.
JetBlue has domestic one-way flights starting at $48.10, headlining the week's best airfare deals. If you're yearning for something more global, head over to SIngapore Airlines for less than $700 on a roundtrip fare to Asia.