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Patriotism on wheels: Cars painted up as American flags

Fri, 25 May 2018 01:52:55 -0400


15 cars and trucks going away in 2018

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:13:53 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


The Hamburger: An appreciation

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:18:42 -0400


Gas prices could hit $3 nationwide Memorial Day weekend

Thu, 24 May 2018 20:26:26 -0400

Gas prices are marching toward the $3 mark nationwide as the summer driving season begins. Rising oil prices, geopolitical developments and the strong economy have contributed to the increase as Memorial Day approaches.


National debt is a looming threat that could hamstring U.S. government: A Foolish Take

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:32:01 -0400

The size of the national debt has nearly quadrupled over the past 20 years, climbing above the $20 trillion mark as of the end of the government's 2017 fiscal year and moving inexorably higher.


Career lessons: Things we learned from working a summer job

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:02:06 -0400

Summer jobs are opportunities to learn some harsh realities and make your first on-the-job mistakes. These Motley Fool contributors have all held some interesting jobs. Here are valuable lessons they learned that carry through to today.


Where active military and veterans can find the best deals and freebies this Memorial Day

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:02:02 -0400

Businesses across the nation are offering Memorial Day meal deals, discounts and freebies to veterans and active-duty military personnel.


InfoWars' Alex Jones Gives $3,000 to man evicted from parents' house

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:09:09 -0400

InfoWars host, Alex Jones, gave Michael Rotondo, the man sued by his parents to evict him from their house, $3,000.


Three qualities Warren Buffett says all great investors should have

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:01 -0400

Do you have what it takes?


Beer-drinking Hoosiers can skirt weird liquor law with 'Chill Indiana bags'

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:01:00 -0400

Gas stations will be selling reusable "chill bags" that will make beer cold "by the time that customer reaches their destination."


Starbucks' racial-bias training will be costly, but could pay off in the long run

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:30:17 -0400

The chain is closing its corporate offices and more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon.


Migration and growth: The fastest growing (and shrinking) cities in the US

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:02:16 -0400

24/7 Wall Street reviewed the percentage change in population between 2010 and 2017 in 382 U.S. metro areas to identify the fastest growing, and shrinking, American cities. Over that period, some cities lost over 5% of their population, while others expanded by well over 20%.


Facebook's new political ads rules trip up primary candidates before June election

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:59:14 -0400

New rules for Facebook political ads are preventing some candidates from getting their message out in the final days before primary elections


Harley-Davidson, Swiss jeweler make diamond-encrusted motorcycle

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:39:31 -0400

The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is valued at 1.888 million Swiss Francs, making it worth about $1.9 million.


What returns should I expect from my stock investments? Ask a Fool

Fri, 25 May 2018 06:32:02 -0400

Long-term expectations and short-term expectations are two very different things when it comes to stock investing.


Publix suspends political donations amid anti-gun protest

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:08:03 -0400

Student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staged “die in” protests at two Publix stores Friday.


6 ways to keep Alexa from eavesdropping on you

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:06:24 -0400

After an Oregon family experienced how Alexa's hyperactive awareness can lead to unforeseen actions, the question is this: What can you do to protect yourself?


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


Loved that Royal Wedding sports car? Here are best Jaguars over time

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:46:40 -0400


Holiday deals: 3 things you can buy for less on Memorial Day weekend

Thu, 24 May 2018 03:00:00 -0400

Summer is almost here, but school’s not out quite yet. What items can you get great deals on at Memorial Day sales? Here's a cheat sheet that you can use before you start spending.


Retirement planning: How much should I contribute to an IRA — and how often?

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:02 -0400

IRAs are a great way to save for retirement. So, how do you maximize the benefits of an IRA? Here’s how much and how often to contribute to your IRA.


ZTE deal would lift sanctions for fine, management shuffle, administration tells lawmakers

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:23:26 -0400

Trump has struck a deal with Chinese telecom ZTE to lift U.S. trade restrictions that threatened to put the company out of business.


Yearly task: 1 smart Social Security move for Americans of all ages

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:02:04 -0400

Many American workers don't check their Social Security statements regularly. This is a mistake, as your Social Security statement not only contains some valuable financial planning information, but catching errors on it can mean a big boost to your retirement income.


The grand look of Steinway pianos

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:42:17 -0400


Saturday is most dangerous day of the week to drive; afternoon rush hour worse than morning

Sat, 26 May 2018 08:04:51 -0400

An analysis of NHTSA data finds that the number of car crash-related fatalities on Saturday is 53% higher than on Tuesday, the day with the least crash-related fatalities.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Mon, 14 May 2018 09:51:16 -0400

What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.


Oil prices fall on talk of hike in production, raising hope for dip in gasoline prices

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:36:23 -0400

Oil prices fell Friday as Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled they may boost production by up to 1 million barrels a day to offset lower global supplies


Fired Ford executive now leads the company that builds automaker's $450K supercar

Fri, 25 May 2018 02:08:33 -0400

Raj Nair is is commonly referred to as the "father of the GT." Now he's leading the company that makes it for Ford.


U.S. airports with budget airline flights to Europe

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:46:29 -0400

A new set of European budget airlines has made headlines by offering rock-bottom fares across the Atlantic. These are the routes they fly from the USA.


25 most expensive car models to insure

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:17:14 -0400


Spring cleaning: five steps to boost your savings heading into the warmer months

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:00:08 -0400

The months following tax season serve as the perfect time to give your finances a cleanup because you have recently sorted through your financial documents and to ensure you are on the fast track to savings. Here are five steps to take.


National Burger Day: Juicy burger deals Monday collide with Memorial Day

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:49:22 -0400

If you're not firing up the grill for Memorial Day, several restaurants including Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's, have specials Monday, which is National Burger Day.


How do you compare? The 5 states with the best (and worst) savings rates

Sat, 26 May 2018 08:00:01 -0400

Millions of Americans are far behind in their savings. See which states are doing the best and worst jobs of saving -- and how you compare with them.


Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.


Can you afford to take a summer vacation this year? 24% of Americans say no

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:05:32 -0400

Memorial Day is prime time to plan a vacation, but about a half of Americans say they don’t plan on taking a vacation this summer, according to a new Bankrate.com survey. And 24% cite money as the main reason why they aren't.


Planning a vacation? Here are seven ways to save for your upcoming one

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:00:00 -0400

Affordable vacations can be difficult to plan. Maybe you have a dream destination, but you can’t quite save up enough for travel costs or you’d have to live on bread and water for the entire trip. If your vacation expenses are just out of reach, a few adjustments can help you put aside more cash.


Planning a purchase? How to car shop at an auto show

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:00:08 -0500

It's fun to wander an auto show, ogling the new models. But you also can put the event to a more pragmatic use: planning your next car purchase.


Where college students can find emergency money, food and housing

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:02:01 -0400

A 2018 national survey found that over a third of university students said they were food insecure in the previous 30 days. And 36% of those students said they were housing insecure in the last year.


Going green: Alaska Airlines says 'so long' to non-recyclable plastic stir straws

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:44:54 -0400

Airline says it will be the first in U.S. to phase out plastic stirring sticks – and plastic citrus picks – in favor of sustainable versions.


25 cheapest cars to insure

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:08:29 -0400


How little plastic straws are wrecking our oceans

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:32:52 -0400

Alaska Airlines is the latest big company to ditch plastic straws. Here's why we all should, too.


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:00:40 -0500

Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.


This is the deadliest day to drive

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:46:38 -0400

A new analysis of NHTSA data finds the safest and deadliest days on the roads.


'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' plans its own assault on battle royale genre

Fri, 25 May 2018 18:42:29 -0400

The next Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4, out Oct. 12, takes a new strategic tack. The latest release in the multibillion dollar series foregoes a single-player story, instead adding a Battle Royale game mode, in a move to confront hit game Fortnite.


Parents have on average $18,000 saved for college, and that's still not nearly enough

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:00:01 -0400

The average amount saved is up more than 10% from 2016 and the highest amount since 2013. About 35% of all parents are not planning or saving for college in any way.


Just Cool Cars: This U.S. Army jeep that went by another name

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:24:25 -0400

They came after the classic Army jeep and before the Humvee


Credit freezes will be free, thanks to banking deregulation law and Equifax changes

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:07 -0400

Equifax's data breach, which included stolen Social Security numbers, won't stop impacting consumers. A free credit freeze is the least we can get.


State by state: Here's where the gender pay gap is the greatest

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:00:04 -0400

Overall, women still earn about 20% less than their male counterparts. That shortfall can vary widely depending on where you live. In Utah, for example, women only make about 57 cents for every dollar a man does.


10 banks consumers complain about the most

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:29:37 -0500

The most common complaint categories in order were related to: mortgages, debt collection, credit reporting, credit card, bank accounts or service.


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram owners to not use cruise control

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:16:34 -0400

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control. The company is warning owners not to use cruise control until the cars, SUVs and trucks can be fixed with a software update.