Customers angry after Bank of America tightens free-checking rules

Customers angry after Bank of America tightens free-checking rules

How to save $1,000 this year Angry customers are calling out Bank of America after it tightened the rules for free checking. The bank’s eBanking accounts weren’t technically free: An $8.95 monthly fee applied to customers who visited tellers for routine transactions. But clients who did their banking online didn’t have to pay, no matter → Read More

Trump slaps tariffs on foreign solar cells and washing machines

Trump slaps tariffs on foreign solar cells and washing machines

Relive Trump’s first year in two minutes The Trump administration is levying tariffs on imported solar cells and washing machines. It said Monday that it will impose a tariff of 30% on imported solar panels, and tariffs beginning at 20% on large residential washing machines. Read More

Netflix adds a record 8 million subscribers

Netflix adds a record 8 million subscribers

Netflix reveals its “Binge List” for 2017 Netflix’s recent price hike isn’t denting its subscriber numbers. Netflix (NFLX) said Monday it added more than 8 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2017, marking the strongest quarterly subscription gains in its history. The company credited the “stronger than expected” gains in new customers in → Read More

Budweiser falls off the list of America's three favorite beers

Budweiser falls off the list of America's three favorite beers

Tapping into craft beer’s online potential Budweiser is no longer one of America’s three most popular beers. Before 2001, Budweiser was the top-selling U.S. beer, but it relinquished that crown to Bud Light. Coors Light knocked Budweiser out of the second spot in 2011. Read More

Rupert Murdoch to Facebook: pay up

Rupert Murdoch to Facebook: pay up

Facebook wants more interaction, but could sacrifice time on platform Rupert Murdoch has long expressed frustration with how companies like Facebook and Google use news content. Now the executive chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox is upping the ante, calling on Facebook to pay publishers a carriage fee the way cable companies pay → Read More

Facebook launches contest to boost internet security

Facebook launches contest to boost internet security

Senate committee grills tech giants over online terrorism Facebook is calling on researchers to fight hackers and tighten security on the internet. On Monday, the social network announced an initiative called “Secure the Internet Grants” to fund projects from researchers at universities and nonprofits to make the internet more secure. Facebook will give $100,000 to → Read More

Infant Social Security numbers are for sale on the dark web

Infant Social Security numbers are for sale on the dark web

How to protect yourself from hackers Cybercriminals claim to be selling the Social Security numbers of babies on the dark web. The personal details of children — including dates of birth and mother’s maiden names — have been sought after for years. Now, researchers have found an ad on a forum for the sale of → Read More

American sedans are vanishing

American sedans are vanishing

American auto manufacturers bet on trucks The American family sedan has been the staple of U.S. auto sales for the better part of a century. But now it’s turning into an endangered species. Long before the terms minivan, SUV and crossover even existed, the sedan, with its four doors, reasonably sized back seat and ample → Read More

Americans aren't worried about losing their jobs

Americans aren't worried about losing their jobs

U.S. economy adds 148,000 jobs in December Americans feel very confident about the economy and their job prospects. About 84% of Americans — excluding self-employed workers — say they are not worried about losing their job this year, according to a Marist/NPR poll published Monday that examined the characteristics of the American workforce. Read More

This is the calmest stock market rally in history

This is the calmest stock market rally in history

Do you have stock market FOMO? Wall Street doesn’t care. Whether it’s the brief government shutdown, turmoil in the White House or North Korea nuclear jitters, nothing seems to faze this stock market. Read More

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