Dow hits 40,000 for first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 40,000 for the first time ever Thursday as investors celebrated solid earnings and a slight easing of consumer inflation last month. 

Social Security payments could rise 3.2 percent in 2024

The Social Security cost of living adjustment could increase to 3.2% in response to high inflation. But it’s far from the 2023 record raise and many Americans still struggle to generate retirement income.