PwC apologizes for best picture mix-up at Oscars

PwC apologizes for best picture mix-up at Oscars

How much does it cost to win an Oscar? And the loser is… PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The global accounting firm has apologized for the embarrassing envelope mix-up that resulted in “La La Land” being wrongly announced as best picture at the Oscars. For more than 80 years, PwC has administered the Oscars balloting process on behalf of → Read More

This Asian tech giant isn't planning to schmooze with Trump

This Asian tech giant isn't planning to schmooze with Trump

See what a Chinese tech giant’s campus is like China’s largest smartphone maker has no plans to follow other big Asian tech companies by meeting with President Trump to deliver promises of U.S. jobs. “We are not like Jack Ma,” said Richard Yu, the head of the consumer business at Huawei. “He is more active → Read More

Europe's giant stock exchange merger is in big trouble

Europe's giant stock exchange merger is in big trouble

A mega-merger designed to create a European stock exchange big enough to compete with U.S. rivals is now in peril. Plans to combine the London Stock Exchange (LDNXF) with Deutsche Boerse (DBOEF), which runs the main German stock market, have been in the works for more than a year. Read More

Can I Claim Head of Household on My Tax Return?

Can I Claim Head of Household on My Tax Return?

As you prepare your tax returns, one of the first things you have to determine is what filing status you should claim. Most unmarried taxpayers end up using the single filing status, but there’s another option called head of household that offers some benefits. If you can file as a head of household, it’s usually → Read More

3 Worst States to Get a Mortgage

3 Worst States to Get a Mortgage

Getting approved for a home loan is easier than it has been at any time in this past decade, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. In fact, mortgages are almost twice as available as they were five years ago, and lenders have recently been approving 77% of loans, up from 71% in mid-2015. Better still, interest → Read More

1 Big Expense Retirees Are More Than Willing to Pay

1 Big Expense Retirees Are More Than Willing to Pay

Virtually all Americans over the age of 65 are enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, which provide valuable hospital and medical insurance benefits to retirees. While Medicare does lessen the financial burden of healthcare on senior citizens, it doesn’t pay for everything. Fortunately, a Medicare Supplemental Insurance policy, also known as Medigap, can help. → Read More

Warren Buffett Just Revealed the Best Investment Most People Can Make

Warren Buffett Just Revealed the Best Investment Most People Can Make

In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) shareholders, Warren Buffett included an extensive discussion of investment fees, and how they can rob individual investors of profit. Here’s what Buffett says most people should do instead, and how you can do it in your own portfolio. Buffett’s $500,000 bet In Berkshire’s 2005 annual report, → Read More

1 Mortgage Essential and 1 Trap to Avoid at All Costs

1 Mortgage Essential and 1 Trap to Avoid at All Costs

KRISTINE HARJES: Beginners to the mortgage process might look at ARMS, or adjustable rate mortgages, and say, “Oh my gosh, this is great. I should absolutely go for this,” because it often looks cheaper. Is that the case normally? NATHAN HAMILTON: It can be, yes. An adjustable rate mortgage — before we get into some → Read More

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