NerdWallet: Be wary of in-flight credit card offers

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Flight attendants aren’t just keeping us all safe and passing out refreshments: They’re also often soliciting credit card applications. If you’ve flown recently, you may have heard a special offer over the intercom system as you approached your destination: Apply for a new airline credit card on the flight, … Read more

Next Avenue: Avoid these mistakes with inherited IRAs

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. Intergenerational wealth transfers create opportunities and risks, especially for those inheriting a large sum of money. And with boomer heirs on the precipice of the largest wealth transfer in history — an estimated $30 trillion over the next few decades — understanding the finer points of an … Read more

London Markets: FTSE 100 slides to 6-day low as pound breaks above $1.40

U.K. stocks headed lower on Wednesday, with big multinationals leading the charge south as a rally in the pound spooked investors out of companies that generate most of their revenue abroad. What are markets doing? The FTSE 100 index UKX, -0.31%  dropped 0.3% to 7,711.89, setting the benchmark on track for its lowest close since … Read more

Futures Movers: Natural gas soars, with the leap setting off a trading halt

Natural gas prices soared on Wednesday, getting a lift from forecasts that call for frigid temperatures again in parts of the U.S., while oil prices largely held steady. February natural gas NGG18, +2.85%  was up 4%, or 14 cents, to $3.545 per million British thermal units. The commodity rallied 6.8% on Tuesday to $3.444 per … Read more

The Wall Street Journal: South Korea now requires verified ID to trade cryptocurrencies

SEOUL — South Korea’s finance regulators are expanding measures to verify cryptocurrency investors’ identities, as part of the country’s moves to control one of Asia’s hottest bitcoin markets. Korean regulators Tuesday said only individuals with verified bank accounts linked to cryptocurrency exchanges will be able to inject more fiat money into virtual currencies. The government … Read more