S&P 500 climbs 1%, Dow Jones jumps 1.5% as Monday trading opens.


10 Things You Need To Know Before Wednesday’s Opening Bell

Here's what you need to know: Markets in Asia were marginally higher, and the Senate is working to reopen the government before reaching Thursday's debt ceiling More 

Survey: Financial Independence Nose Dives for 20-Somethings

A survey of young adults found that fewer described themselves as financially independent in 2013 than did just two years ago. More 

Trade of the Day: PNC Financial (PNC)

While I'm wary of the continued "bad news is good news" trend, this week is a shortened holiday week, which is usually a bullish sign. More 

PNC Bank to Do Away With Free Checking

PNC Financial Services Group announced on Monday that it will eliminate all free checking accounts within twelve months. More 

Big Banks Are Taking Issue With Walmart? Cry Me a River

Big banks say that Walmart's financial services should be subject to regulation to protect consumers. What they're really concerned about is an opportunity they already passed on. More 

Bankers Gang Up to Keep Wal-Mart Out of Financial Services

A group of banks and financials services providers is urging the Federal Reserve to stop Walmart's expansion into pre-paid card services. More 

7 Companies Increasing Dividends

Discount retailer TJX Cos. and large regional bank PNC lead this week's list of seven companies making income investors just a little happier. More