A Burger King sign outside a restaurant in Glendale, California. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Burger King’s U.S. same-store sales are trending flat as customers return to its locations for Whoppers and french fries. The Restaurant Brands International chain saw its same-store sales plunge by mid-30s in March as the coronavirus pandemic led consumers
A view of the Wall Street street sign with the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Southwest — Goldman upgraded shares of Southwest to buy from sell and raised its 12-month price
The average consumer answered just 4 out of 10 questions correctly on a recent investing quiz from MagnifyMoney that asked 1,025 American adults about topics from dividends to the meaning of a price-to-earnings ratio. Younger generations performed more poorly on the quiz compared to older generations, with both millennials and Gen Z averaging scores under
Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy’s bankruptcy filing comes following a financial mess at the company that included no budgets, a massive wine collection and a nine-figure bill for parking garages, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. CEO Robert D. “Doug” Lawler found in examining the company’s books a $110 million bill for two parking garages, Faber reported
miodrag ignjatovic The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is anything the world has ever experienced. Unlike the recession in the 1980s, the bond collapse of 1994, the Asian currency crisis or the 2008 subprime mortgage disaster, this is not a financial crisis. It is an economic crisis. And, although financial crises occur with
Protesters donned masks during a rally to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. China News Service There’s no doubt Americans are feeling stressed and anxious these days. Money concerns hit many hard as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy. There are also fears about the virus itself, as well as the pain it’s
Andrew Oswalt, senior tax analyst at TaxAct, explains why your stimulus money will not impact your 2020 tax outcome when you file next year. Click to watch! [embedded content] Have more questions? Visit our Everything You Need to Know About the Stimulus Payments blog post for additional details regarding your stimulus payment.
Pending sale realtor sign Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pending home sales spiked a stunning 44.3% in May compared with April, according to the National Association of Realtors. That is the largest one-month jump in the history of the survey, which dates back to 2001. It beat expectations of a 15% gain. Sales
A China Eastern Airlines aircraft stands on the tarmac at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on Monday, June 8, 2020. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg via Getty Images China’s struggle against the economic overhang of the coronavirus is far from over. Renewed limits on social activities has dampened the pace of recovery, as evident
Wells Fargo Securities’ Christopher Harvey believes the market is underestimating a major risk — and it’s not the coronavirus. According to the firm’s head of equity strategy, a Joe Biden presidential win could throw Wall Street a curve ball and hurt the recovery. “We just don’t think it’s fully priced into the market place at this
Adam Clayton, Bono, the Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. of Irish rock band U2, arriving at Mumbai international airport for the “Joshua Tree Tour” on December 12, 2019 in Mumbai, India. Prodip Guha/Getty images David Howell Evans, known as the “the Edge” and Adam Clayton, from the rock band U2, are backing a new technology
Bug in the system, again; the category is fraudster; pit stop; and other highlights of recent tax fraud cases. Rocky Mount, North Carolina: Preparer Bertha Battle, a.k.a. “Bug,” 40, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to prepare and file false returns. Battle conspired to file false returns for the 2013 through 2016 tax years for clients
As coronavirus cases spike mostly across the American South and West, the country will soon “be seeing more deaths,” White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Friday. Deaths caused by Covid-19 lag behind other data points such as hospitalizations, which lag behind confirmed infections as the disease can take weeks to fully develop in
Traders wearing masks work inside posts, on the first day of in-person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night as coronavirus cases
A worker on a Chesapeake Energy natural gas rig in Fort Worth, Texas Matt Nager | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the U.S. shale revolution, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday. The move comes as the company and industry more broadly has been rocked by a drop in oil and
The reception desk at luxury boutique property Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties, New York, features sneeze guards. Guests and staff must wear face masks in public areas. Gina Hornbeck/Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern Like most components of travel in the Covid-19 era, hotel check-in has changed — perhaps, in many ways, for good.
Tax policy wonks often advocate for increases in refundable tax credits (e.g., Child Tax Credit, CTC and Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC) and nonrefundable tax credits (Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, CDCTC) as one solution to help low-income Americans. Arguments in favor of expanding these tax credits appear during economic expansions and contractions alike.
Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Coronavirus cases are
Mastercard credit cards Roberto Machado Noa/ LightRocket via Getty Images How to find compelling stocks primed to outperform during a volatile second half of the year? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on right now. As fears of a resurgence in the coronavirus sweep the globe, it could
PeopleImages | E+ | Getty Images Deciding when to take your Social Security retirement benefits is a crucial decision no matter when you make it. Making that call during the coronavirus pandemic can raise the stakes. That’s because the age at which you decide to claim will lock in the amount of monthly income you