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Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. The giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls.
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. More than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.
The Slow Money investment movement started after Woody Tasch wrote his 2009 book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered" discussing investments that focus more on sustainability than consumption.
So-called contactless payment isn't new, but with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, Apple Pay could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.
Your stock-fund manager wishes you'd buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It's a trend that's gone on for years.
Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app.
As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.
U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances. The Federal Reserve said that overall consumer borrowing jumped $26 billion in July to $3.24 trillion.
The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go.