4 personal finance areas to keep an eye on in a growing economy

4 personal finance areas to keep an eye on in a growing economy

CLOSE Which will earn you more over time: a traditional 401(k) or a Roth 401(k) retirement account? Wochit The popularity of 529 savings plans has fallen, but they still provide advantages for users saving for college.(Photo: Sezeryadigar/Getty Images) The economy has shifted into high gear, with corporate profits surging, bankruptcies and foreclosures tumbling and the […]

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget. (WJAR) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —  Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget late Friday night. The $9.5 billion package includes money to continue phasing out the Vehicle Excise Tax. It also approves legal sports betting at the Twin River Casino. The House budget […]

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is booming. And as lawyers well know, with great expansion comes great… regulation. At last week’s most interesting conference on litigation finance, hosted by IMN, I learned about the latest developments at a panel entitled “Regulatory, Ethical, and Court-imposed Restrictions on Litigation Finance.” Moderator Daniel Saval, partner at Kobre & Kim, opened by […]

Rationalisation of GST on the cards: MoS finance

Rationalisation of GST on the cards: MoS finance

Hinting at further rationalisation in the goods and services tax (GST) structure, the minister of state (MoS) finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said that the government may come up with an announcement soon, ANI reported. He was speaking at the Delhi SME Finance Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Various industry bodies including […]

Finance: Corresponding damage | Southern Africa

Finance: Corresponding damage | Southern Africa

In a climate of derisking, many international banks do not want to do business with their counterparts in Zimbabwe, raising costs throughout the economy   Western countries say that their sanctions on Zimbabwe are targeted so as to not hurt the average citizen, but their impact on the financial sector is raising costs across the […]

Buy or Sell AT&T Inc. Stock With Its 6% Dividend Yield?

Buy or Sell AT&T Inc. Stock With Its 6% Dividend Yield?

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). In fact, after failing to push through $40 several times in 2016 and 2017, it’s been all downhill for T stock. Shares have already lost a whopping 15% so far on the year. Investors in the name have to be getting fed up with this […]

G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders’ summit in Quebec

G7 finance chiefs kick trade dispute to leaders’ summit in Quebec

WHISTLER, British Columbia (Reuters) – Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec. In a rare show of division among the […]

Charles Kushner says meeting with Qatar’s finance minister was ‘wrong’

Charles Kushner says meeting with Qatar’s finance minister was ‘wrong’

Charles Kushner, the real-estate developer and father of President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared, said in an interview with The Real Deal that his much-scrutinized meeting with the Qatari finance minister last year was “wrong.” The meeting occurred in New York City just months after Trump’s inauguration, and the men discussed financing for Kushner’s 41-story […]