$77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theatres, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that “Halloween” took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theatres. It captured first place at the box office with the second-highest horror opening of all time, behind […]

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi

Bombardier is suing Mitsubishi Aircraft in the United States over alleged trade secret misappropriation. The Quebec aerospace company alleges some of its own former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company. The 92-page legal complaint filed in a Seattle court on Friday also targets Aerospace Testing […]

2 Ways Social Security’s COLA Is Failing Seniors

This has been a pivotal month for the more than 62 million people receiving a Social Security benefit check. Less than two weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released September’s inflation data, giving the Social Security Administration the final data point needed to calculate the 2019 cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. Think of COLA […]

Men Are More Confident in Salary Talks, Data Shows

If asking for a raise were a less daunting prospect, perhaps more people would do it. But it takes guts to talk money with your boss, which explains why 56% of employees have never done so. Still, when it comes to braving the salary boost discussion, men seem to have an advantage over women. In […]

Which Debt Should I Pay Off First?

It started with a student loan for college. Then you bought a car and a home. Then you had some unexpected expenses that you charged to your credit card. Now you’re staring down a mountain of debt and not sure which one you should tackle first. It would be nice if there were a simple […]

2 Out of 3 Americans Aren’t Prioritizing This Major Expense

Many working Americans understand the importance of building a nest egg to pay the numerous bills they’ll face in retirement. And make no mistake about it: Postcareer seniors often wind up spending as much as they did during their working years, and it’s because many of life’s expenses inevitably end up staying the same. But […]