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March 21, 2023

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Hiltzik: How touchy-feely Starbucks became the poster child for illegal union-busting

March 12, 2023, 6:00am Business

Few American companies strive to project as warm and welcoming an image as Starbucks, in its treatment of customers and workers alike. Read story

Millennial Money: Is being a landlord worth it?

March 21, 2023, 8:08am Business

Real estate has been a popular investment for a very long time — for those who can afford it. But in recent years, trends such as house flipping, “house hacking” (living in one room of a property while renting out the others) and short-term vacation rentals have made real estate… Read story

Hiltzik: As Silicon Valley Bank’s red flags were flying, the Fed was AWOL

March 20, 2023, 6:00am Business

On Jan. 18, William C. Martin, a short-seller and former hedge fund executive, warned his Twitter followers that they were missing something important about Silicon Valley Bank. Read story

Schrager: Don’t make the same mistake as SVB with your 401(k)

March 19, 2023, 5:12am Business

The poor risk management at Silicon Valley Bank is stunning. But what went wrong is actually pretty common. There is often confusion about what makes a safe asset versus a risky one, and guessing wrong is often at the core of financial blow-ups. Safe assets, as we properly define them,… Read story

NerdWallet: When does travel brand loyalty make sense?

March 16, 2023, 7:40am Business

Travel brand loyalty is nothing new. Ever since Texas International Airlines and American Airlines created the first frequent-flyer programs in the late 1970s and early 1980s, travelers have been racking up miles, seeking elite status and pouring their airfare dollars into brands that offer the most perks. Read story

Ren: The Fed’s easy fix to avert another bank crisis

March 15, 2023, 7:59am Business

The Federal Reserve’s plan to expand oversight of lenders after the collapse of SVB Financial Group and Signature Bank is a move in the right direction. While it will likely be a laborious process, there is also an easy fix. Read story

Millennial Money: Job plus a side gig? Avoid these mistakes

March 14, 2023, 7:39am Business

At the beginning of the year, many people have their eyes set on goals. Some of these goals may include increasing your income, starting a dream business, or both if you’re reaching for the stars. Before you get your hands dirty in the sometimes chaotic combination of formal employment and… Read story

Palmer: How to fight the ‘pink tax’ amid inflation

March 13, 2023, 7:54am Business

Trae Bodge, a shopping expert who lives in the New York City area, sees higher prices for products and services marketed to women everywhere: Socks, razors, shampoo and apparel are a few of the product types aimed at women that tend to cost more. Read story

The Week Ahead: As inflation simmers and interest rates rise, investors stew

March 13, 2023, 6:02am Business

The final datapoint to lock in the market’s expectation for the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate move comes on Tuesday in the week ahead. Read story

What to do if you’re concerned you might be laid off

March 11, 2023, 6:00am Business

The job market in the U.S. remains strong overall, but recent high-profile layoffs at technology and media companies and predictions of a recession later this year may have you thinking about job security. Read story