Starbucks introduces new drink options adding a fiery twist to spring

Starbucks introduces new drink options adding a fiery twist to spring

(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks is unveiling brand-new Starbucks Refreshers with a fiery new spring twist.Starting Tuesday, April 16, Starbucks will unveil new Spicy Lemonade Refreshers in three different flavors: Spicy Dragonfruit, Spicy Pineapple, and Spicy Strawberry along with a new Spicy Cream Cold Foam, the coffee chain announced on Monday.According…
Gold prices hit a record high. What’s behind the surge?

Gold prices hit a record high. What’s behind the surge?

(NEW YORK) -- Shoppers are flocking to Costco for gold bars but they're hardly the only ones scooping up the precious metal.Investors drove gold prices to a record high on Friday, the latest surge in a 17% rally so far this year. Over that period, bullion prices have climbed more…
How to get a last-minute tax filing extension

How to get a last-minute tax filing extension

(NEW YORK) -- Tax season, beloved by few and dreaded by many, comes to a close on Monday. For some tardy filers, though, the task will just be getting started.Up to one in three Americans waits until the last minute to file their taxes, according to a 2021 survey by…
Popular ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ programs come with help and headaches

Popular ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ programs come with help and headaches

(NEW YORK) -- The Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) trend, a significant shift in shopping habits, emerged as a game-changer during the recent holiday season. It broke records and offered customers a refreshing alternative to traditional methods of making large purchases.The BNPL payment option generated $16.6 billion in online sales…
Hot inflation likely to delay interest rate cuts. Here’s what to expect

Hot inflation likely to delay interest rate cuts. Here’s what to expect

(NEW YORK) -- Consumers saddled with high credit card and mortgage rates held onto a source of solace in recent months: A forecast from the Federal Reserve promising long-awaited interest rate cuts.The economy has refused to cooperate, however, casting that financial relief into doubt.Fresh price data released on Wednesday marked…
Internet service now comes with ‘nutrition label’-style information about prices

Internet service now comes with ‘nutrition label’-style information about prices

(NEW YORK) -- Starting Wednesday, internet users will now have more transparency about their broadband services.The Federal Communications Commission now requires broadband providers to display all the information about the price and performance of their services in clear labels.Alejandro Roark, the chief of the consumer and governmental affairs bureau for…
Inflation surged higher in March

Inflation surged higher in March

(NEW YORK) -- Consumer prices rose 3.5% in March compared to a year ago, accelerating markedly from the previous month and reversing some of the progress achieved in a two-year fight to cool inflation, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed. The finding matched economists' expectations.Price increases have cooled dramatically…
Tesla stock has plummeted this year. Will the company recover?

Tesla stock has plummeted this year. Will the company recover?

(NEW YORK) -- Tesla, the Elon Musk-led electric vehicle company, appears desperate for a tune-up.The company’s share price has plummeted more than 25% so far this year, making it one of the worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500. Over the same period, that index has risen about 10%.Shrinking car sales,…