If the Price Ended in 99, You Probably Overpaid

The age-old practice of prices ending with a 9 now serves to camouflage bad deals.

Stuffed Stockings, Suffering Stores

The combination of supply-chain snarls and stepped-up demand for goods is beginning to unwind. That could…

Oil-Shipping Costs Soar as Ukraine War Reshapes Global Trade

Tankers are spending more time on the water after the Russia-Europe energy breakup.

Your Utility Bill Is Going to Hurt, but the Market Might Benefit

Thanks to cheap natural gas, electricity prices have been a relatively stable part of Americans’ budgets…

I’ve Never Been an Impulse Buyer—Until Now

My friends and I are all spending money like we never have before. Why is that?

Gas Prices Can Rev Up Spending Again

Americans are spending a lot less filling up their cars than they were a few months…

Opinion | Biden’s Student-Loan Forgiveness Makes Reform Urgent

President Biden has announced a plan to forgive between $10,000 and $20,000 in federal student loans…

Ford Confirms Layoffs, Says It Is Cutting About 3,000 Jobs

Updated Aug. 22, 2022 12:20 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Ford Motor confirmed Monday…

Retail Spending in July to Reflect Impact of Lower Gas Prices

Americans slowed retail spending in July as gasoline prices fell and took pressure off household budgets,…

U.K. Inflation Tops 10%, Underlining Gloomy Outlook for Europe

The U.K.’s annual rate of inflation moved into double digits in July and is set to…