Millennial Money: This winter, your credit should freeze too

Jan 22, 2019— Before you tackle lofty financial resolutions like paying off debt this year, do yourself a quick favor and freeze your credit reports. It’s free, doesn’t affect your credit score and helps protect your financial future. Credit reports summarize your payment history with creditors and are automatically generated by the three major credit … Continue reading Millennial Money: This winter, your credit should freeze too

WASHINGTON | US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December

WASHINGTON —Jan 22, 2019— U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December

BEIRUT | Lebanon rating downgraded on default risks

BEIRUT — Jan 22, 2019— A report by Moody’s Investors Service that downgraded the country’s long-term investment ratings reflects the urgent need for quickly forming a new government, implementing reforms and reducing budget deficit, Lebanon’s finance minister and experts said Tuesday. The statement by Ali Hassan Khalil, in which he assured that Lebanon’s financial and … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanon rating downgraded on default risks

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Rights group: Zimbabwe ‘more brazen’ in abuses

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Jan 22, 2019— The Latest on Zimbabwe’s deadly unrest (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as “unacceptable.” Soldiers in two army trucks appeared to be targeting street vendors as … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Rights group: Zimbabwe ‘more brazen’ in abuses

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Huawei exec on spying accusations: ‘Prove it.’

DAVOS, Switzerland— Jan 22, 2019—The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Drugmaker Merck says it will ship another approximately 120,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo by the end of next month amid the second deadliest outbreak in history. Associate Vice President Lydia Ogden told … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: Huawei exec on spying accusations: ‘Prove it.’

NEW YORK | Elliott pushes for changes at eBay

NEW YORK — Jan 22, 2019—An activist shareholder said Tuesday that eBay would be better off without StubHub or its classified ads businesses. Elliott Management, which owns more than 4 percent of its stock, said in a letter to eBay that if it focused on its online marketplace, the company could double its share price … Continue reading NEW YORK | Elliott pushes for changes at eBay

NEW YORK | Stocks dip as investors fear a weakening global economy

NEW YORK—Jan 22, 2019—Stocks across the world are down Tuesday as investors again grow concerned about signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China’s government said its economy grew in 2018 at the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks dip as investors fear a weakening global economy