MyRA, a free, low-risk financial account designed to jump-start retirement savings for lower- and middle-income Americans, launches nationwide today. The program is aimed at workers without access to 401(k)s at work. It’s similar to a Roth IRA but is invested only in a U.S. Treasury security created for the program, and it’s guaranteed to never fall in value. There is a cap of 15K.
One of the hottest new cruise ships of 2015 today begins sailing year-round out of the New York area, expected to be its permanent home. Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will sail five- to 12-night voyages to Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and New England over the next year. Anthem is jam-packed with cool features, including robot waiters and waitresses, a skydiving simulator and a deck-top fun zone with bumper cars and roller skating.
Voters approve seven constitutional amendments pass easily— Statewide measures aimed at cutting property taxes, boosting funding for road projects and reiterating Texans’ right to hunt and fish —. All seven propositions drew at least 67 percent support during early voting.
A former chief executive officer at a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. crash-landed a plane on a highway in front of an Arkansas high school Tuesday after the aircraft’s oil system failed. Bill Simon, who led the company’s U.S. operations from 2010 to 2014, was flying from nearby Bentonville to Waco, Texas, where he teaches a business class each Tuesday at Baylor University. “You react with the training you’ve had and do the best you can, and pray a lot,”