Here's a look at the hush money case, the grand jury investigation and possible ramifications for Trump's presidential campaign.
The global rivalry between the United States and China has been a recurring backdrop during Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Africa. Beijing's influence is particularly apparent during the second and third stops in Tanzania and Zambia. China is a far larger trading partner than the U.S., and it has financed major infrastructure projects, leaving some countries on the hook for billions of dollars in debt. Harris has played down the geopolitical competition, but she acknowledges there's limited time for Washington to make inroads.
You might think that everything is rainbows and unicorns at my house. After all, I'm a home improvement expert. What could go wrong?
Q: I was approved for a home loan, found a home and was ready to buy it. My son was one year into his army career, but didn’t have great credit. He heard about a plan for first-time homebuyers and applied for a loan in his name. He closed on the home I was going to buy.
The potential 2024 Republican primary field quickly coalesced on Thursday around a strategy for responding to former President Donald Trump's indictment: Attack Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the prosecutor, but stop short of praising Trump.
A trove of FBI documents made public this week offers a new view into high-stakes gambler Stephen Paddock’s mindset before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern America. Sixty people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in the shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, on the Las Vegas Strip. A fellow gambler told the FBI that Paddock was very upset about how the casinos in Las Vegas had been treating him in recent years despite his high-roller status. The unidentified gambler says he believes the stress could’ve easily caused Paddock to snap. Paddock was a video poker player who relied on gambling as his main source of income. Las Vegas police dismissed the importance of the documents, saying speculation on a motive causes more harm to victims, survivors and their families.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said he is willing to sue the Treasury Department if it doesn't implement EV tax credits the way he intended when he…
Q: I am going to be applying for the senior real estate tax freeze on my house this year. I do own my house, but I don’t have any paperwork of any kind that says I am the owner. How do I prove that I do own my house? Also, when I moved into this house 20 years ago, I put the title to the home into a land trust so that when I die, the home automatically becomes my son’s house.
Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz insisted the coffee chain hasn’t broken labor laws and is willing to bargain with unionized workers during an often testy, two-hour appearance before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Schultz was firm in his stance that the Seattle-based company provides good wages and benefits and doesn’t need a union. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent and a vocal supporter of Starbucks labor organizers, has sought Schultz’s testimony for months, saying the Starbucks chief has violated workers' rights by opposing unionization. At least 293 of Starbucks' 9,000 company-owned U.S. stores have voted to unionize since late 2021.
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When buying a home today, you might have to solve a puzzle about the mortgage rate you'll pay. Which would you do?Get the lowest monthly payment now by paying discount points to reduce the interest rate.Make monthly payments at today's interest rate and wait an unknowable time for rates to fall so you can refinance,...
You know that ultra-fresh, citrus-kissed scent that greets you when you walk into the lobby of a luxury hotel? Do you ever wish your home could smell like that and start looking into how to make your house smell good? You may fantasize about your home having a signature scent that makes it feel like a clean, safe sanctuary, but life (and reality) can sometimes get in the way.
Asian shares are mostly higher as investors got some relief from worries over troubled U.S. banks with a planned takeover of failed Silicon Valley Bank. Benchmarks rose in Sydney, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong but fell in Tokyo. Markets have been in turmoil following the second- and third-largest U.S. bank failures in history. Investors have been hunting for signs of weakness in other banks as the financial system creaks under the pressure of higher interest rates. Wall Street shares steadied on Monday, with financial stocks being the biggest gainers. First Citizens Bank's stock soared after it said it would buy most of Silicon Valley Bank.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was ejected Monday in a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays for an awkward ball exchange that followed a pitch-clock violation. The home plate umpire had just finished calling a ball on Phillies pitcher Craig Kimbrel for taking too long on the mound when the at-bat devolved into the bizarre ejection.
To meet increasing spending needs, households can generally do two things: cut spending or raise income. A large share of Americans are doing the latter, according to a new survey.
If you’ re thinking of upgrading your clothes closet to be more efficient and useful, consider adding a closet pull-down rod to take advantage of unused, often unreachable space overhead. It may be difficult to reach, but the space offers plenty of storage potential with an adjustable telescoping pull rod. The pull-down rod opens out and down giving access to...
Pictures of the incident show Nathan McLeod straddling a mangled chair, desperately trying to see if his 4-year-old son was hurt or worse after being thrown off.
This is a milestone column for me. It’s my 1,500th weekly column.
Q: I live in a condominium complex in suburban Chicago. There’s a problem with the managing company for the property.
As the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again, credit card debt is already at a record high, and more people are carrying debt month to month.
Q: I am 76 and my wife is 58. I own our home outright, and she will inherit the house when I die through a living trust. Is it to her advantage to maintain the situation the way it is from a capital gains perspective, or should I add her to the deed now? I am thinking of the step-up in valuation of the house when she inherits it to minimize her capital gains tax if/when she sells the house.
The Cleveland Browns acquired wide receiver Elijah Moore in a trade with the New York Jets. The Browns are sending the No. 42 pick in this year’s draft to the Jets for Moore and the No. 74 selection. The Jets parted with Moore shortly after agreeing to terms with former Kansas City wide receiver Mecole Hardman on a one-year deal.
As “green” cleaning becomes increasingly popular, more and more eco-friendly products are lining the shelves at retailers. Not only are they better for the environment, but cleaning products sans harsh chemicals and fragrances are also safer to use around children and pets, as well as anyone in your household with sensitive skin (or a sensitive sniffer).
The 2023 housing market may not be great for either buyers or sellers. But for current homeowners hoping to play both roles, it could be the right time. When entering the housing market, current homeowners have to consider twice the (often conflicting) circumstances — they are the seller, trying to get the best price for their...