Is the US in danger of talking itself into a recession?

But some could and did blame his words. Get Today in Politics A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Some Democrats and economists charged that Bush was intentionally driving down consumer and business confidence by exaggerating economic troubles[1] to sell his tax cuts. Amid recession fears, he […]

WWE’s Vince McMahon paid out over $12M in hush money

The payments were made to four women formerly affiliated with Stamford-based WWE who signed agreements with McMahon that barred them from discussing possible legal claims against McMahon or their relationships with him, according to the Journal, which cited unnamed people familiar with the deals and related documents. WWE declined to comment Friday on the new […]

First-Time Homebuyers, These 8 Loan Programs Can Save You Money

Buying your first house[1] can feel like an overwhelming process — but it doesn’t have to be. Our guide to loan programs for first-time homebuyers will help you understand the myriad steps involved in the home-buying process. There’s a lot to consider — from figuring out the best mortgage type to partnering with the right […]

Mortgage rates may keep climbing in July

(NerdWallet[1]) Mortgage rates are likely to rise in July, extending a seven-month streak. The same factors may push them even higher in July and over the next few months. Rates will stop climbing someday but probably not this summer or fall. Inflation is behind rising rates Higher interest rates tend to accompany high inflation, and […]

Meta: Core Ad Business Is Cash Cow, Metaverse Is Rising Star

mediamasmedia/E+ via Getty Images Investment Thesis While many investors focus on the Metaverse and how Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ:META[1]) can capitalize on it, I remain focused on its core advertising business. Undoubtedly, the advertising growth is expected to decelerate as we navigate through the storm due to the rising recession fears during the year’s second […]

Twitter war: Here’s what could happen next in battle with Elon Musk

By Clare Duffy, Brian Fung and Rachel Metz, CNN Elon Musk moved Friday afternoon to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter the latest twist in a whirlwind process[1]in which the billionaire Tesla CEO became the companys biggest shareholder, turned down a board seat, agreed to buy the social media platform and then started […]

Inflation, Gas Prices Making Car Ownership More Expensive Than Ever

It’s never been less fun to be a “car person.” In June, rising auto prices[1] and interest rates on car loans[2] pushed the average monthly car payment[3] to a record-high $712, per a Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics analysis[4]. The median number of weeks of income required to purchase the average new vehicle also grew for the […]

6 of the 10 U.S. housing markets most vulnerable to a downturn are in this state

Some real estate markets are more vulnerable to a downturn than others. Getty Images Six of the 10 counties most vulnerable to a downturn are in New Jersey, according to a Special Housing Risk Report which looked at the highest concentrations of the most at-risk markets in the first quarter of 2022 released by ATTOM, […]

7 Side Hustles I Tried That Helped Me Start a Career That I Love

In 2018, I quit my full-time job that paid $60,000 a year without an emergency fund. I wanted to be a full-time writer, but I had to take side gigs along the way until I got there. I lost money driving for Instacart, and I made more from copywriting gigs. Loading Something is loading. As […]

Aircraft leasing company with 34 jets being held hostage by Putin takes $1.6 billion hit

Pavel Golovkin/AP Russia is holding onto hundreds of foreign aircraft as it dodges sanctions. Pavel Golovkin/AP SMBC Aviation has written off $1.6 billion on planes that are stuck in Russia. Russia passed a law in March allowing its airlines to register foreign-owned aircraft. Russian airlines are facing problems as Boeing and Airbus will not send […]