Chase is giving customers one extra day before charging overdraft fees, which still yield billions of dollars for banks

JPMorgan Chase JPM, +0.48% Customers are getting a little more breathing room on overdraft fees, but not as much as some other big banks are allowing. Earlier this week, Chase customers were given one extra day to cover an overdraft before they’re charged an insufficient funds fee of $34. The change is among many actions … Read more

Levi Strauss Uses More Frequent Financial Forecasts to Confront Uncertainty

Levi Strauss & Co. is adjusting its financial targets more frequently, setting them every six months instead of annually as it faces an uncertain economic outlook. The San Francisco-based denim maker switched to a six-month financial planning cycle last year after pandemic-driven changes to the economy demonstrated a need for midyear updates, according to Chief … Read more

Here is what AT&T is giving investors in WarnerMedia spinoff, and how it will work

AT&T Inc. detailed its plans for the spinoff of WarnerMedia on Friday, with investors eventually expected to receive a share of the new streaming-media entity for every four AT&T shares they own. AT&T T, -1.95% is in the process of spinning off its WarnerMedia business in a combination with Discovery Inc. DISCA, which executives have … Read more

Cards Are Still Worth Playing

Investors in credit-card companies have beat the odds lately. Now they will have to decide whether to cash in their winnings or keep rolling the bet. Shares of many companies in the business of card payments have held up in a turbulent year. Discover Financial Services DFS 3.04% and Visa V -1.11% are down a … Read more

Japan’s Geisha Turn To TV Gigs, Curry Ads to Revive a Declining Art

KYOTO, Japan—On Christmas Day last year, three dozen geisha danced, sang and talked before several hundred guests at a luxury hotel in Japan’s ancient capital. Their ancient sisters would have been shocked. For centuries, Kyoto’s geisha reserved their art for a moneyed few behind closed paper doors. Dressed in ornate kimono, they danced in customary … Read more

Here’s a Look at Some Numbers Behind Elon Musk’s Bid to Acquire Twitter

I have an urgent message for Elon Musk: When the number 58,008 is turned upside down on a calculator, the 8s looks like Bs and the 5 a bit like an S, yielding an informal anatomy term that gets a laugh from young schoolboys every time. Rhymes with “tubes.” It’s a potential game-changer for the … Read more

A retired nurse lost $43,000 to bitcoin — watch out for red flags online

A New York retired nurse lost $43,000 of her life savings to bitcoin scammers, after transferring the money to them through a malicious computer pop-up – an unfortunate reminder to be vigilant when it comes to your money. Retirement Tip of the Week: Be careful of what sites you trust, and if a pop-up or … Read more

Opinion: College net-price calculators can be wildly off — these 3 simple changes would make them more accurate

The best way to figure out how much you have to pay for college is not to go by the sticker price. Instead, it’s to go by a college’s net price, which is often much lower. That’s because the net price tells you how much you have to pay to attend a particular school after … Read more

Blazers With Hoodies? Dress Sneakers? The Return-to-Office Dress Code Is Baffling Your Boss

Warren Bischoff, who leads a group of financial advisers in the Washington, DC, area, has taken on a new role since returning to the office a few months ago. He’s the dress-code police. In a single week, he had to tell one employee that white tennis sneakers are a no-no, another that bluejeans aren’t appropriate, … Read more

Anglo Pacific Logs Record Profit, Sees Very Strong Business Outlook — Commodity Comment

By Jaime Llinares Taboada Anglo Pacific Group PLC on Wednesday reported a record profit for 2021 and said that the outlook for the business is very strong due to an increase in commodity prices. Here’s what the royalty and streaming company had to say: On 2021 performance: Record annual portfolio contribution of $85.6 million (2020: … Read more

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