The Mercury : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury en https://www.mainstreet.com/article/here-are-creative-nuptial-gifts-for-a-700-wedding-guest-problem Here Are Creative Nuptial Gifts for a $700 Wedding Guest Problem http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/here-are-creative-nuptial-gifts-700-wedding-guest-problem/1 Here are two thoughts on wedding season, just now on the horizon. Both may provide some conflict to wedding guests this year. 1. It's wonderful… Tue, 03 May 2016 16:36:00 EDT https://www.mainstreet.com/article/every-generation-is-absolutely-terrified-by-retirement Every Generation Is Absolutely Terrified By Retirement http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/every-generation-absolutely-terrified-retirement/1 Retirement planning brings out the one constant among generations of U.S. investors: everyone is afraid of it. A recent survey by financial firm Franklin Templeton… Tue, 03 May 2016 16:34:00 EDT urn:article:13555441 Ticketmaster Probably Owes You Money: Here's How to Try to Get It http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/ticketmaster-probably-owes-you-money-heres-how-to-try-to-get-it/13555441 You may have recently received an email that sounds similar to this one: Dear Class Member, You are receiving this email because you are… Tue, 03 May 2016 12:02:00 EDT urn:article:13555180 5 Money Saving Tips When Studying Overseas http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/5-money-saving-tips-when-studying-overseas/13555180 U.S. college students have heard the siren song of overseas studies and answered it strongly, with 975,000 collegians heading to foreign bourses to continue their… Tue, 03 May 2016 10:31:00 EDT urn:article:13554781 Creative Nuptial Gifts for a $700 Wedding Guest Problem http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/creative-nuptial-gifts-for-a-700-wedding-guest-problem/13554781 Here are two thoughts on wedding season, just now on the horizon. Both may provide some conflict to wedding guests this year. 1. It's wonderful… Tue, 03 May 2016 08:59:00 EDT urn:article:13554700 Retirement Is Absolutely Terrifying to Every Generation http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/retirement-is-absolutely-terrifying-to-every-generation/13554700 Retirement planning brings out the one constant among generations of U.S. investors: everyone is afraid of it. A recent survey by financial firm Franklin Templeton… Tue, 03 May 2016 08:42:00 EDT urn:article:13553370 Holtz-Eakin Discusses Puerto Rico, Income Inequality http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/holtz-eakin-discusses-puerto-rico-income-inequality/13553370 While at the Milken Global Conference 2016 put on by Milken Institute, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of right-leaning think tank American Action Forum and a former… Mon, 02 May 2016 15:42:00 EDT https://www.mainstreet.com/article/go-west-to-find-the-hottest-real-estate-markets Go West to Find the Hottest Real Estate Markets http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/go-west-find-the-hottest-real-estate-markets/1 After a terrible month of March for the U.S. residential real estate market, agents, brokers and lenders can look at April and say "now that's… Mon, 02 May 2016 13:32:00 EDT https://www.mainstreet.com/article/despite-improvement-in-labor-market-weak-wage-increases-persist Despite Improvement in Labor Market, Weak Wage Increases Persist http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/despite-improvement-labor-market-weak-wage-increases-persist/1 The labor market is showing marked signs of improvement while growth in wages remains lackluster. Economic growth appears to be soft in the first quarter… Mon, 02 May 2016 13:30:00 EDT urn:article:13553200 Gamification: Passing Trend or Pathway to Workplace Productivity? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/gamification-passing-trend-or-pathway-to-workplace-productivity/13553200 Business owners and CEOs are constantly searching for ways to remain competitive, keep employees engaged and boost productivity. Incentives, internal contests and training have often… Mon, 02 May 2016 12:49:00 EDT