Solar News This Week: 100 GW Within Industry's Reach… and More

Solar News This Week: 100 GW Within Industry's Reach… and More
The solar industry is having a much better year than anyone expected in 2017, and as technology improves, the future looks brighter by the day. This week, predicted installation levels hit a huge milestone and efficiency took a big step forward. Solar-plus-storage also got another high-profile deal in Hawaii, which is becoming the industry’s proving ground. If Hawaii is making... Read More

4 Common Pre-Retirement Mistakes

4 Common Pre-Retirement Mistakes
On the eve of retirement, there’s a lot going on in your financial life. There are numerous major (and in many cases irrevocable) decisions to make that will affect the rest of your life. And if you make one or more of the following common mistakes, you’ll likely regret your decisions for years to come. 1. Tapping your retirement savings... Read More

Twitter's New Rules: Lip Service or Real Change?

Twitter's New Rules: Lip Service or Real Change?
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) recently introduced new rules to target “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorify violence” across its social network. Twitter will also require deeper account reviews for harassment reports, and hire nearly 300 people to its Trust and Safety unit to oversee complaints and ban abusive accounts. CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that the... Read More

How Buffalo Wild Wings Took Off Again

How Buffalo Wild Wings Took Off Again
In this segment from the Market Foolery  podcast, host Chris Hill and David Kretzmann of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and SuperNova cheer on the impressive earnings report from Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) that pushed its shares up by double-digit percentages. Better cost controls and some strategic shifts helped it tack into the dual headwinds of higher chicken wing prices... Read More

Tech Stocks Last Week: Tech Giants Soar

Tech Stocks Last Week: Tech Giants Soar
Lots of tech companies reported earnings last week, but three big tech companies in particular stood out. Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) , Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) , and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) all surprised investors with better-than-expected quarterly results and finished the week up about 12%, 6%, and 3%, respectively. For all three stocks, strong business growth was the main narrative.... Read More

More Americans Are Saving for Vacation Than for Retirement

More Americans Are Saving for Vacation Than for Retirement
It’s no secret that Americans are woefully behind on retirement savings. The typical household aged 44 to 49 has just $81,347 socked away, while households between 50 and 55 have an average $124,831 in savings. Near-retirees aren’t doing much better. The average balance among 56- to 61-year-olds is just $163,577. Furthermore, almost half of American families have no retirement savings... Read More