U.S. stocks have endured a lot of turmoil but recent shocks have made apparent important facts about China and the shifting global economy long ignored by many analysts and investors. Those bode well for America and the bull market should soon resume.
DEAR BRUCE: I am a baby boomer who's 64 years old. I will be a first-time home buyer next year. Which is the better choice for me, a single family home or private condominium? -- W.B.
In the wake of reneging on major election promises, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for snap elections. He did so out of fear of losing a vote of confidence that would have forced the same result down the road.
Socialism is an economic failure. International socialism didnt work in the Soviet Union. National socialism didnt work in Germany. And democratic socialism, while avoiding the horrors of its communist and Nazi cousins, also has been a flop.
It's getting easier and easier to navigate the highways and byways through the magic of GPS -- the Global Positioning System. The service is in your car, your phone, your tablet, your watch. You are running out of excuses for not getting to where you want to go.
Dear Edith: We got an offer on our home for $365,000, got the appraisal back from the buyer's lender for $365,000. Five days later, the lender reviewed the appraisal and changed it to $350,000 (exactly the price the buyers wanted before negotiations.) So I guess what I'm asking is what good is an appraisal if the lender is going to tell you what your house is worth? -- askedith.com