Five Simple Steps to Cut Down On Gas Costs
There are some simple steps that you can take to keep more money in your wallet
John Felmy, chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute
While both supply and demand for gasoline have risen in the United States, the worldwide demand for crude oil is up and the supply of crude oil is down Read the complete article
Home Prices Falling in Most Major US Cities
Analysts expect further prices declines in most cities in the coming months
JANNA HERRON AP Real Estate Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, and the average prices in four of them are at their lowest point in 11 years Read the complete article
Consumer Spending Rises, Along With Gas Prices
Energy costs, inflation means consumers are earning less
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans earned a little more and spent a little more in February, thanks to a tax cut. But a big part of the extra money went to cover higher gas prices. Read the complete article
Unemployment Analysis: Joblessness Down, Some Still Downbeat
Jim Kuhnhenn White House Reporter for The Associated Press
Unemployment is down, but fears of rising oil prices and low public spending by cash-strapped states may bring trouble for the economic recovery and for President Obama. Read the complete article
Black-Owned Businesses in Atlanta Doubled Since 2006
Across the nation, Blacks opened more businesses, increased marketshare
ATLANTA (AP) -- Census numbers show that the number of Black-owned businesses in the Atlanta metro area roughly doubled in a five-year period. Read the complete article
Banks Repossess 1 Million Homes in 2010
Janna Herron AP Real Estate Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun.
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At Look at Russell Simmons’ Pre-Paid ATM Card and Its Costs
AP -- Celebrities endorsing financial services can be a touchy subject.
But hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says he introduced his prepaid RushCard in 2003 to serve those locked out of banking services. Read the complete article
Markets Fall on News of European Debt and Conflict between North and South Korea
Stocks sank in early trading during a shortened session on Wall Street amid lingering uncertainty surrounding Europe's debt troubles and a warning from North Korea. Read the complete article
Stocks Start Lower Monday, as Dollar Rises
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks pulled back Monday as the dollar rose and traders eased back from a rally that brought indexes to their highest levels since the peak of the financial crisis in September 2008. Read the complete article
Living Without a Bank: Fees and Confusion Reign
One reporter went account-free for month. Here's what she found ...
Candice Choi Of The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The nickel-and-diming never stopped.
The fees were constant: $28 to cash a paycheck. $1.50 for a money order. A dollar or more every time I swiped the prepaid cash card I bought at the drug store.
In all, I racked up $93 in fees in a monthlong experiment of living without a bank and making a go of it on the economic fringe. That works out to $1,100 a year just to spend my own money. Read the complete article