Senator buys (and drops) thousands in defense stock after pushing Trump for bigger military budget

A Republican senator who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee bought thousands of dollars-worth of stock in arms manufacturer Raytheon after pushing the Trump administration to approve massive hikes in defense spending. Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma purchased between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000 of Raytheon stock last Tuesday – just days after news broke […]

Hand luggage: Pack this one item in your bag to help you survive a budget flight

Flights with such budget airlines as Ryanair and easyJet are undeniably cheap but they can often be uncomfortable in many ways for passengers. By taking certain steps, however, a flight can be improved – and being savvy with your hand luggage is a great place to start. Travel experts at US website The Points Guy […]

Singapore Airlines’ Budget Carrier Ends Flights to Hawaii

Singapore Airlines’ Budget Carrier Ends Flights to Hawaii Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

An Italian budget showdown underlines the need for euro-zone reform

THE FATE of the euro was always going to depend on Italy. With annual GDP of more than €1.6trn ($ 1.9trn), about 15% of euro-area output and debt of nearly €2.3trn, it poses a challenge to the single currency that Europe seems unable to manage but cannot avoid. Matters are now coming to a head, […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

Hilton Jumps on the Hostel Bandwagon With a Budget Brand

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How to plug budget holes by managing public wealth better

PROPONENTS OF sovereign-wealth funds like to say that returns from publicly owned assets could in theory displace taxes. In countries that have not struck oil, however, the chance of politicians building up savings rather than running up debt seems remote. Yet states may not need to save in order to enable at least some tax-free […]