Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the Next: Economy conference in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2015. Liz Hafalia | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images Microsoft is using its market dominance in productivity software to force some customers of its Office suite into a big decision:Continue Reading

15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage: An Overview A bewildering variety of mortgages may be available, but for most homebuyers, in practice, there is only one. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is practically an American archetype, the apple pie of financial instruments. It is the path that generations of Americans have taken to first-timeContinue Reading


Dev Ittycheria, CEO of MongoDB Adam Jeffery | CNBC Shares of database software maker MongoDB were up as much as 18% in extended trading on Monday after issuing fiscal third-quarter results. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: Loss of 11 cents per share, adjusted, vs. a loss of 38 centsContinue Reading

The mortgage market has changed a lot in the past decade or so. In the past, virtually anybody could get a mortgage—even one for much more than they could afford. At that time, interest rates were higher, but lending standards were easier. Today it’s harder to qualify, and interest rates areContinue Reading


Blood collection specialist Kathryn Severson holds a bag of convalescent plasma from a recovered coronavirus patient at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, September 2, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters The World Health Organization on Monday issued aContinue Reading

Fixed-Rate vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: An Overview Fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are the two primary mortgage types. While the marketplace offers numerous varieties within these two categories, the first step when shopping for a mortgage is determining which of the two main loan types best suits your needs. Key Takeaways A fixed-rate mortgage charges a set rate of interest that doesContinue Reading