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'There may be no light for a very long time': Ukrainians face huge survival test this winter

‘There may be no light for a very long time’: Ukrainians face huge survival test this winter

People warm up near the fires outside the main railway terminal in Lviv, Ukraine. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty Images More than 10 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the war, but many of those who have remained – particularly in the south and east of the country …

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US retailers face first real sales drop since financial crisis

US retailers face first real sales drop since financial crisis

U.S. retailers are facing their first real revenue drop since the global financial crisis this holiday season, even as resilient consumer spending poses challenges for officials seeking to tame inflation. Black Friday, the informal start of peak shopping season, falls at a turning point for consumer spending this week as the highest inflation since the …

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New retirees will face financial surprises.  Advisors explain how to stay ahead of these shocks

New retirees will face financial surprises. Advisors explain how to stay ahead of these shocks

Retirement is a major goal that many workers watch for throughout their careers. However, once people reach retirement age, they are often in store for financial surprises, despite decades of preparation. For today’s retirees, this is compounded by new uncertainties brought by historically high inflation and recent stock market turmoil. Ideally, those retiring already have …

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