Stories by Alex Veiga

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index carved out all-time highs, extending the market's gains for the week. It was the third record close for the Dow in the week and ...
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Dow, S&P 500 mark latest record highs

Investors remained in a record-setting mood Tuesday, edging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to their latest all-time highs.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Stocks plumment but claw back in turbulent day

Fear drove Wall Street to one of its most dramatic, nauseating days in years Wednesday. Investors fled stocks and poured into bonds as worries about a global economic slowdown intensified.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

JPMorgan says data breach affected 76 million

LOS ANGELES - A huge cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. this summer has compromised customer information for about 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, the bank said ...
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

US homebuilder confidence soars in September

Confidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook.
By Alex Veiga

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

US credit card late payments down in second quarter

TransUnion: Late-payment rate on US credit cards slides to lowest level in at least 7 years.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time

S&P 500 trades above 2,000 points for first time; Burger King jumps on deal talks.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, May 26, 2014

Pfizer ends bid for takeover of AstraZeneca

Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca, on what would have been the largest deal in the industry's history.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, March 7, 2014

Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?

Here are some tips on gauging whether a credit card balance transfer offer makes financial sense.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

7 steps to consider as you prepare your tax return

Tax Day is less than two months away. Are you ready?
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

After tough January, stocks extend slide

U.S. stocks tumbled Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 320 points after reports of sluggish U.S growth added to investor worries about the global economy. 
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Steer clear of auto loan refinancing?

It's an enticing proposition, but refinancing an auto loan can often significantly increase the amount you have to pay over the life of a loan.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Save money on your next move

It's the time of year when many people are thinking about making big changes, and few can cause more stress than moving.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Leveraging time: Retirement saving for millennials

When it comes to saving for retirement, time can be our biggest ally, or worst enemy. For workers in their 20s, it's often both.
By Alex Veiga

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Fewer US homes repossessed in October

Lenders took back fewer US homes in October, but scheduled home auctions rose in some states.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Tips for tackling financial fright

Zombies can be terrifying, but many of us have a greater fear of the "walking debt." In most cases, financial fears can be conquered, however.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

US housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

LOS ANGELES — When mortgage rates began climbing in May from rock-bottom lows, Kevin Williams worried he might miss out on an opportunity.
By Alex Veiga

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

5 tips on selling a home on your own

The for-sale-by-owner approach to selling a home can save big on commissions, but the process can be painstaking and confusing.
By Alex Veiga

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Housing recovery boosts economy

New-home sales and home-price indexes have reached multi-year highs. And Lowe's Cos. on Monday reported a surge in net income, a sign that home-improvement retailers are benefiting.
By Alex Veiga

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

US home construction surges

Builders last month started construction on single-family houses and apartments at the fastest rate in more than four years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
By Alex Veiga

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Monitor reports worsening Vogtle delays

Scheduling delays for two nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle are worsening, according to a report from a state-hired construction monitor.
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