Consumer spending remains strong in these three sectors

Despite new signs of slowing consumer demand, pockets of strength remain in travel, payments and autos. Hilton on Wednesday topped analysts’ second-quarter estimates and raised its full-year outlook, saying it remained optimistic there would be strong travel demand for the rest of the year. On Thursday morning, Southwest Airlines reinforced this view as it beat … Read more

Your new ‘retirement’ home could be a cruise ship

Jeff Farschman, 72, is a serial cruiser from Delaware who spends months at sea in retirement. Jeff Farschman For nearly two decades, Jeff Farschman, 72, has spent his golden years like many other adventurous retirees – enjoying leisure cruises to exotic ports of call. But unlike many of his fellow cruise passengers, Farschman basically lives … Read more