BC-APFN-US--Business Features Digest
BC-APFN-US--Business Features Digest
Sep. 13, 2018
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FINANCIAL CRISIS-WHAT'S CHANGED — A look at what's changed and what hasn't in the 10 years since the peak of the financial crisis when Lehman Brothers collapsed and Wall Street teetered. By Josh Boak. SENT: Thursday, 2,170 words, photos, video.
MORTGAGE LENDING-THEN AND NOW — During last decade's housing bubble, obtaining a mortgage was easier than getting a flu shot. Then banks restricted their qualifying requirements for mortgage loans following the mortgage meltdown and passage of Dodd-Frank. A look at what it takes to qualify for a mortgage today, and how much the pendulum has swung back toward easier credit and the re-emergence of subprime lending. By Alex Veiga. UPCOMING: Thursday, 900 words, photos.
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-A DECADE LATER — A look at how fund investing has changed over the last decade. Ten years after the financial crisis, investors are more interested in bonds than stocks, and index funds over actively managed ones. By Stan Choe. SENT: Thursday, 660 words, photos, graphics.
CBS-AFTER MOONVES — Les Moonves built CBS into a crown jewel network that outperformed its rivals. Now that he's gone, what's next for CBS? By David Bauder. SENT: Thursday, 930 words, photos.
TECH FOR THE DISABLED — Technology advances are helping the disabled in new ways: car windows that translate the passing scenery into tactile drawings for the blind, and gloves that transcribe sign language into text. Some of these innovations, like voice recognition, end up finding mainstream use. By Danica Kirka. SENT: Thursday, 1,040 words, photos.
NERDWALLET-COBRAND CARDS-REWARDS — Credit cards featuring brands are offering higher credit card rewards for everyday spending, such as restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. Here's what to know about the trend. By NerdWallet columnist Gregory Karp. SENT: Thursday, 820 words, photos.
TROPICAL WEATHER-ECONOMIC DAMAGE — Stores, restaurants and factories will close. Shipping will face disruptions at ports in Charleston and possibly Virginia Beach, upending supply chains and the movement of cargo. Those stoppages, in turn, will likely interrupt other business activity, like auto plants in South Carolina, where BMW, Volvo, Daimler manufacture vehicles. Though it's far from clear how much economic havoc Hurricane Florence will inflict on the mid-Atlantic region, the damage will not be easily or quickly overcome. By Paul Wiseman, Tom Krisher and Christopher Rugaber. SENT: Wednesday, 1,000 words, photos.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-LETTING GO — When a business is large enough that the owner must delegate decisions and tasks, even to trusted employees, it can be difficult to cede control. Experts say people need to accept that the tasks they delegate won't be done perfectly all the time, but delegating allows employees to grow and lets owners concentrate on things only they can truly do. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: Wednesday, 840 words, photos.
ON THE MONEY-PERSONAL LOANS — Personal loans are enjoying a resurgence thanks to everyone from credit card averse millennials to those borrowing for big expenses. Experts weigh in on how to best use this increasingly popular form of debt. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: Wednesday, 690 words, photos.
CBS-MOONVES-WATERSHED MOMENT? — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations, CBS is facing a barrage of criticism for not pushing him out sooner, for thanking him in its announcement and for offering him a potential $120 million in severance. Others say his downfall still serves as warning that even the most powerful bosses cannot hide. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: Tuesday, 890 words, photos.
NERDWALLET-ASK BRIANNA-GUILT-FREE SPENDING — You can — and should — do things you love despite dealing with student loan debt. Keep your big expenses low, get serious about setting aside "fun" money, and pick activities that will bring you lasting joy. By NerdWallet columnist Brianna McGurran. SENT: Tuesday, 800 words, photos.
BELGIUM BREXIT CLIFF EDGE — The risk of a sudden return of tariffs and border controls in trade with Britain is starting to unnerve companies and authorities in continental Europe, particularly in places like ports. By Raf Casert. SENT: Monday, 860 words, photos.
ARGENTINA-FACING CRISIS — Argentines are struggling in crisis in what was once one of the world's most prosperous nations. Consumer prices are soaring, unemployment is high and the Argentine peso has plunged, bringing back haunting memories of the country's economic meltdown in 2001 that pushed millions into poverty. By Almudena Calatrava. SENT: Monday, 950 words, photos.
NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-QUICK FINANCIAL FIXES — These four important money tasks don't take that much time: fixing your tax withholding, creating durable powers of attorney, setting up a college fund and consolidating retirement accounts. By NerdWallet columnist Liz Weston. SENT: Monday, 890 words, photos.