For the week ending Saturday, April 20, 2019
MONEY MATTERS-ONLINE SHOPPING-ENVIRONMENT
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. Outside of ditching online shopping altogether, there are some small tweaks you can make to lower the impact on the environment.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Apple and Qualcomm settle legal dispute; Best Buy CEO to step down; US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February
Making sense of colleges’ financial aid award letters.
WIRELESS & CASHLESS
Cutting the cable cord was supposed to save you money. But now streaming services meant to replace cable are raising their prices, and more new services are emerging all the time.
SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR
Business owners who discover omissions or mistakes in their tax returns should consider amending their returns.
Middle class gets squeezed
The middle class is being squeezed across the globe, and the trend hasn't spared Americans. That's the takeaway from a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.
Lyft had to pull 3,000 electric bikes from several cities because the brakes work too well; Putnam is bringing back Jason Bourne; Maine considers overhaul of its blueberry commission as the crop faces supply and price problems.
OFF THE CHARTS-DEALS
Lingering trade spats and fears of a global economic slowdown stunted corporate deal-making worldwide during the first quarter.
INSIDER Q&A-AIG’S KEVIN HOGAN
Kevin Hogan, head of insurer AIG’s Life and Retirement division, talks to The Associated Press about longevity, financial anxiety and other issues around retirement in the U.S.
If you invested $1,000 at the start of this year in various types of stocks, bonds and commodities, how much would you have now?
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