American Voters May Be Catching On

Last November’s election may not have made huge waves, but it’s clear that in many ways voters are not happy with Congress and their elected leaders for a perceived lack of progress. A large number of bills that originated in the House have been stalled in the Senate for some time now. Starting in January, […]


Managing ourselves is knowing ourselves

Over these many years as a Coach/Consultant to individuals and companies, there seems to be a trend that surrounds how we make decisions when it comes to finance and future. Living in Regret: When I speak to people, I ask them about the regrets they have about not making the best choices in their past […]


Uncle Rico or Napoleon Dynamite?

When it comes to how you approach your past present or future, we all have choices in how we handle our progress or lack thereof. Most of us would prefer to move ahead in life with consistent growth and abundance and that doesn’t happen by chance. We have to take certain steps or we end […]


U.S. Treasury Market Goes OFF Script

The crosscurrents roiling the bond market intensified Thursday, as the gap between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed in the latest sign of uncertainty over the pace of U.S. growth. Yields on short-term U.S. Treasury debt maturing in two to five years hit the highest level since 2011, reflecting an investor scramble to place […]


New Credit Scores to Ease Access to Loans

by ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS Updated Aug. 7, 2014 11:54 p.m. ET A change in how the most widely used credit score in the U.S. is tallied will likely make it easier for tens of millions of Americans to get loans. Fair Isaac Corp. FICO -1.19% said Thursday that it will stop including in its FICO credit-score […]


For FedEx and UPS, a Cheaper Route: the Post Office

FedEx Corp. FDX +1.42% and United Parcel Service Inc. UPS +0.15% increasingly are moving their own packages through the U.S. Postal Service, putting pressure on the quasigovernmental agency and raising questions about whether the USPS is charging enough for the service. For FedEx alone, the post office delivers an average of 2.2 million packages a […]


Street Adapts To a NEW Reality

By VICTORIA MCGRANE And JULIE STEINBERG CONNECT Updated July 22, 2014 12:57 a.m. ET Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial law became reality, Washington’s regulatory machine is altering Wall Street in fundamental ways. Banks are selling profitable business lines, pulling back from the short-term funding market, cutting ties with businesses that could attract extra regulatory […]


Banks Battle Weight Issues

By SAABIRA CHAUDHURI CONNECT Updated July 22, 2014 12:57 a.m. ET Most chief executives want their companies to grow. Joseph Ficalora isn’t so sure. Mr. Ficalora is CEO of New York Community Bancorp, NYCB -0.26% a lender in Westbury, N.Y., with $47.6 billion in assets as of the end of the first quarter. The bank […]


Fed Sets October End for Bond Buying

Central Bank Officials See Economy Gathering Strength; Timing for Rate Hikes Still Under Debate By JON HILSENRATH and PEDRO NICOLACI DA COSTA Updated July 9, 2014 7:07 p.m. ET Federal Reserve officials agreed to end the central bank’s bond-buying program by October. WSJ’s Pedro da Costa has the details on the News Hub with Sara […]