Finance

Trump’s budget brinksmanship could spell trouble for the debt ceiling
Finance

Trump’s budget brinksmanship could spell trouble for the debt ceiling

Why raising the debt ceiling is not a license to spend

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to make trouble in negotiations for next year’s budget.

"Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!" he tweeted.

A president …

Avoiding the IRA Beneficiary Tax Trap
Finance

Avoiding the IRA Beneficiary Tax Trap

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People often don’t make the time to check their beneficiaries, but if you own any retirement savings accounts, such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401(k) or other accounts that offer tax-deferred growth, you may be surprised at who …

Theresa May to tell Wales ‘no time to waste on Brexit’
Finance

Theresa May to tell Wales ‘no time to waste on Brexit’

Theresa May is to insist there will be "no time to waste" in delivering a Brexit deal after the general election.

Launching the Welsh Conservatives’ election manifesto in Wales on Monday, the prime minister will tell voters they must chose …

Lloyds Avios credit card customers unable to redeem points for summer trips after balances vanish – and it will take six months to fix
Finance

Lloyds Avios credit card customers unable to redeem points for summer trips after balances vanish – and it will take six months to fix

Some Lloyds credit card customers, enticed by the bank’s offer of Avios points that can be redeemed for flights, have seen balances vanish – and told it will take fully six months to rectify.

One customer, Jamie Seabright, received his …

Google is still trying to kill the Echo and Siri
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Google is still trying to kill the Echo and Siri

Google Earth gets a facelift

Google is desperately trying to catch up with the Amazon Echo. The company announced new features for its Google Home speaker, it’s Siri-like Assistant and photos tools at its annual developers conference on Wednesday.

Google …