Tag: online services

Biden’s long-term spending plans ‘are not about overheating the economy,’ says White House adviser

Top White House economic adviser Brian Deese on Wednesday defended some of the Biden administration’s long-term spending plans, characterizing the proposed outlays as not connected...

How to claim the child tax credit if you don’t file taxes — payments start July 15

Weeks ahead of the first monthly payment to millions of families under the expanded Child Tax Credit, federal officials are trying to make sure as...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

Amazon Prime Video has a blockbuster original movie, some slick new reality shows and a selection of cinematic classics coming in July. “The Tomorrow War”...

Vimeo CEO says momentum can continue past pandemic: ‘We’re looking to create a market that was never there’

Vimeo Inc. benefited during the pandemic as more companies turned to its video-software offerings as a way to keep their businesses running smoothly, and its...

Who benefits from salary transparency? Not everyone, new study suggests

If you’re shopping for a new car, most auto-experts would advise researching what consumers are paying for the car models you’re interested in before entering...

White House walks back Biden comments on cybercriminal swap with Russia

The White House on Sunday walked back comments from President Biden that he’d be “open” to exchanging cybercriminals with Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told press...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Chatter around meme stocks grows quiet as sector sees uncertain end to the weel

After a torrid two weeks of almost non-stop action, things went suddenly eerily quiet in the world of meme stocks on Friday. As the major...

Senate passes bill that targets China and chips in 68-32 vote

The Democratic-run Senate, with some Republican support, passed legislation on Tuesday that targets China and aims to support the American semiconductor industry, in a sign...

Dow edges lower as investors look for inflation clues

Stocks were mostly a shade lower Tuesday morning, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite held on to a small gain as investors remained wait-and-see mode ahead...

My boyfriend demands I pay half of his $600K mortgage and utilities, or go live in a camper van. He says, ‘You’ll never own this house’

I have been in a relationship with my partner, a man, for about 10 years. We are both in our late 50s, and I’m financially...

Want a richer, happier life? Learn how to invest.

The most important thing to know about investing is that you’re already doing it. Every decision you make about how to spend your time and...

Here’s one financial reason why employees want to work from home — and employers had a hand in it

Markers showing people how to stand six feet apart on the floors of stores and sidewalks may soon be relics of the pandemic as more...

European stocks headed for fourth-straight monthly win, but softer Asian data, holidays weigh

European stocks were headed for the fourth straight month of gains for May, but the month was winding down on a lackluster note Monday after...

Is that Airbnb too expensive? CEO plans ‘systematic update on pricing’ as travel recovers

Brian Chesky helped transform the travel industry when he co-founded Airbnb Inc. More than a dozen years later, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the industry...

My wife has 125 lipsticks. Her $11K cosmetics bill is our household’s largest expense — exceeding vehicles and housing

My wife and I have about $4,000 in expenses each month. She brings in 14% of our total income while I bring in 86%. Before...

Weekend reads: What exactly is going on with big tech stocks?

After many years during which the most familiar technology companies pulled the entire stock market up with them, 2021 is turning out to be a...

My boyfriend inherited a home and $700K. He pays me $500 monthly rent. Should I ask him for $86K to pay off my condo?

Dear Quentin, I have lived with my boyfriend in my home for over 20 years. We never married, and I have three siblings. I also...

I share custody with my ex-wife 50-50, but our daughters live with me 24/7 due to her boyfriend’s meth habit. What happens to the child tax credit?

Dear Quentin, My ex-wife and I divorced in August 2020 after 21 years and four children. In our custody agreement, we have 50-50 custody of...

I’m worth $3 million, and separating from my much wealthier partner of 33 years. What kind of financial settlement can I expect?

Dear Quentin, I am a 63-year-old man considering separating from my domestic partner, with whom I have been for 33 years. My partner owns the...

Bitcoin at $250,000 in a year? This ‘rocket fuel’ will help it get there, says former Goldman Sachs alum

After a lackluster start to the week, stock futures are pointing higher, with beaten-down technology names possibly taking the lead. While the Nasdaq Composite COMP,...

I care for my mother and sold her house. My sister says half the home belongs to her, and now she wants a loan. What do I do?

Dear Quentin, My mother is in a wheelchair, and can no longer care for herself. I, having a durable power of attorney, moved her into...

Epic takes aim at Apple’s financial advantage in App Store model

Define the market, then follow the money. This was the crux of Epic Games Inc.’s legal argument much of Monday, and in all likelihood most...