Brits are facing substantial energy bill increases. Here’s why

Tim Graham | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — An expected surge in U.K. energy prices this winter is being described as a national emergency, posing at least as great a financial threat as the coronavirus pandemic.  The upcoming increase in a regulator-set limit on consumer energy bills is predicted to push a … Read more

Senate Passes Climate Bill. The Rush to Renewable Energy Is On.

The climate and tax package passed by the Senate on Sunday will unlock some $370 billion in funding for clean energy and accelerate a historic shift in how the world is powered. Along with a parallel initiative in Europe, the bill could trigger private investments that reach into the trillions. The transition to renewable energy … Read more

10 Companies That Would Take a Hit From a 15% Minimum Corporate Tax

Text size Nvidia has had a 4.7% tax rate and average pretax profit of $4.8 billion. Here, a cryptocurrency mining rig is equipped with Nvidia Geforce GPU at the Thailand Crypto Expo 2022. Andre Malerba/Bloomberg Democrats proposed lifting the corporate tax rate to help fund their climate and healthcare package, and if the tax remains part … Read more

‘I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband’: I pay all the bills and gave the down payment for our home, and all he does is buy stuff and contribute to his 401(k)

I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband. I have been married for almost 10 years. When my husband and I were first married, he convinced me to stop working after the first year or so, which I regret. A couple of years ago my mom died, leaving me a very small inheritance of … Read more

How to save money on summer cooling bills as energy prices rise

A pedestrian uses an umbrella to get some relief from the sun as she walks past a sign displaying the temperature on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ralph Freso | Getty Images Tips for efficient energy use Most cooling systems use electricity, so making sure your home is running as efficiently as possible can … Read more

4 buy-rated global energy companies

Analysts at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have picked their top energy stocks, with those involved in hydrogen, electric vehicles and renewables among their favorites. The sector certainly looks hot right now, with the iShares Global Energy ETF up around 30% year-to-date as investors react to sky-high energy prices. In a note from June … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway: Live Coverage of the Annual Shareholders Meeting

OMAHA, Neb.—The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting is back in person for 2022, after a two-year pandemic hiatus moved the so-called “Woodstock for Capitalists” online. Warren Buffett addressed the company’s massive stock purchases in the first quarter, the performance of its collection of businesses, and added his signature folksy anecdotes and life advice. Tens of … Read more

Why did the stock market fall? Dow finishes nearly 1,000 points lower in worst day since October 2020

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday to suffer their biggest one-day drop since 2020, as investors continued to weigh hawkish comments on interest rates a day earlier by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, as well as a fresh batch of corporate earnings that largely disappointed. How did stocks trade? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, … Read more

Stocks for the Recession That May—or May Not—Be Coming

Text size Exelon stock offers a little bit of offense to go with its defense. Dreamstime The yield curve briefly inverted this past week—and that’s a recession signal that is either like Paul Revere’s ride or the boy who cried wolf. The good news: Investors don’t need to decide which just yet. The yield curve … Read more

Oil Prices Are Surging⁠—and Pipeline Stock Dividends Are Rising. Here’s How to Play It.

Sanctions on Russia are upending global energy markets, pushing up crude oil above $100 a barrel and sending U.S. gasoline prices to an average $4.30 a gallon, up nearly 50% in the last year. It has also turned the energy sector into a superstar this year. Of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500, energy … Read more