A Fed survey finds that an unexpected expense of just $400 would force the majority of American families to borrow money, sell something or simply not pay.
An estimated 800,000 used cars in the U.S. have undergone title washing. Their damaged status has been hidden so con men can trick buyers into overpaying.
The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow to a record high.
Supermarket chain Meijer will pay $2 million to settle charges that it sold a dozen different products that had previously been recalled over safety issues.
Family Dollar tells shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.
Despite adjustments for the Labor Day holiday the previous week, mortgage applications surged last week, even amid rising rates.
Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday for any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase.
Bigger is better and Apple has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers say.
Walmart overcharged New Yorkers buying Coca-Cola 12-packs, falsely citing a sugar tax, the state attorney general's office says.
How can millennials and their parents avoid crushing student debt? The answer starts with some forward-thinking choices when the kids are still teens.
Regardless how old you are now, it's likely you'll have a harder time pulling off a financially secure retirement than your parents did.
Thanksgiving airfare really didn't rise until 10 days before the holiday in 2013, a travel site found. And it appears that pattern will hold this year, too.
Apple-philes experienced hours of frustration trying to preorder the iPhone 6 early Friday. And if you want a gold one or an iPhone 6 plus, prepare to wait.
U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August and consumer sentiment hit a 14-month high in September, which should ease concerns about consumer spending.
Two models of Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke and CO alarms - types that get wired into home electrical systems - can fail after a power outage.
A quarter of all Americans -- and 40 percent of those who make less than $30,000 -- have more medical debt than they have emergency savings.
With back-to-school promotions in the rearview mirror, retailers - inclding Walmart - are already looking for ways to promote their brands for the holidays.
Sure, the price is better by the ounce when you buy in bulk. But if you buy more than you can use in time, you're throwing away money.