Here’s a look at the markets for May 17, 2017….
The Nikkei dropped 105 points today in trading in Tokyo.
The Dow closed down 2 Tuesday.
The Nasdaq finished up 20.
When it comes to money, Generation Y may be more inclined to pay up. According to a new bankrate.com study, millennials think they should cover their own housing bills at age 22, car costs at 20 ½ and cell phone charges at 18 ½. That’s on average a year and a half younger than their baby boomer parents expect them to.
Amazon is now worth a whopping $466 billion – that’s twice as much as Walmart. If you were lucky enough to invest $1,000 in Amazon 20 years ago, your money is now worth $638,000. That’s enough cash to renew an Amazon Prime membership for the next 6,444 years.
The U.S. Postal Service is placing a bet on sports. They’re releasing stamps that look and feel like eight popular sports balls. The “have a ball!” forever stamps will include baseballs, footballs and soccer balls. Each will have a special coating to mimic the feel the ball would have in your hands.