WSJ Your Money Briefing
Summary: Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.
As the Federal Reserve moves interest rates higher, it's getting more expensive for consumers to borrow money. Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Kiernan explains.
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.75%-2%. Fed Chairman Jay Powell indicated the Fed sees the economy as strong and plans more rate increases this year and in 2019. Bankrate.com's Mark Hamrick provides analysis.
At this year's E3 gaming conference, Microsoft is previewing 50 new games with a focus on software and services, but is not planning a price drop on its Xbox console. Heard on the Street columnist Dan Gallagher explains why Wall Street supports that move.
By projecting as many as four interest rate increases for 2018, the Federal Reserve runs the risk of setting short-term rates on a path of surpassing long-term rates and potentially touching off fears of a recession. Heard on the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains.
Does the convenience of mobile payments diminish consumers' financial literacy? George Washington University School of Business's Annamaria Lusardi discusses how a significant level of financial awareness is removed when making payments via devices.
Steadily rising oil prices have forced airlines to raise fares, through surcharges and higher overall ticket prices. Wall Street Journal's Doug Cameron explains why consumers won't be able to avoid the extra charges when booking with frequent-flier miles.
A study of the U.S. prime-age labor participation rate ties its lag behind 34 other developed countries to the nation's opioid crisis. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney explains.
Banks and insurance companies paid out some of the largest settlements in the past decade in lawsuits alleging inadequate worker compensation. Wall Street Journal workplace reporter Lauren Weber explains.
The nine-year stock market rally has caused some value investors, including Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, to rethink how they shape their portfolio to capitalize on growth. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains how the new tax law will exclude millions of tax filers from mortgage-interest deductions and, in some cases, paying off their mortgage could be a wise move.
Wall Street Journal Heard in the Street columnist Justin Lahart explains why investors should look beyond profit numbers issued by S&P 500 companies to get a clearer view of their first-quarter earnings picture.
Wall Street Journal reporter Theo Francis explains scenarios where S&P 5000 corporations are forced to retroactively change a CEO's pay figures, sometimes due to arithmetic errors, or even typographical errors.
Many banks facing slowed loan growth and stepped up competition for clients are sweetening their deals on loans to businesses. Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign explains why regulators have a wary eye on the new loan arrangements.
Ensuring your safety while on vacation includes being smart about money and credit cards. Ally Financial's Carrie Sumlin has tips for travelers planning trips to both domestic and international cities.
Actor and spokesman William Shatner, marking Priceline's 20th anniversary, discusses online travel planning and why the company has survived in a crowded space. He also shares his feelings on today's science fiction entertainment.