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Chris Arnold

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Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.

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Investors' Biggest Enemy Could Be Their Natural Instincts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panicked selling after stocks have already crashed in value is a lousy investment strategy. But our human brains send us all kinds of bad impulses when it comes to investing.

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Economists Divided Over Interest Rate Hike Amid Market Turmoil

Monday, August 24, 2015

With stocks plummeting around the world, the Federal Reserve has a monumental decision to make about interest rates at its September meeting. Some Fed watchers say it won't dare raise rates for fear of adding to jitters about a global slowdown. But others say abandoning plans to raise rates this year would send an even worse signal.

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Stocks Fall; Dow Down 10 Percent Since May

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Stock markets around the world plunged this week as investors absorbed more evidence that China's economy is slowing. In the US, the Dow suffered its worst week since 2011.

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To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Friday, July 31, 2015

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

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The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

Friday, July 24, 2015

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.

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With Greece Facing Economic Abyss, What Will EU Leaders Do?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The result of Sunday's Greek referendum was a resounding "no" to plans for more austerity as a way out of the country's debt crisis. European leaders meet Tuesday to resume talks on a rescue package.

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Despite Uncertainty, Greeks Show Pride In Rejecting Bailout Plan

Monday, July 06, 2015

Greeks in Athens react to the resounding no vote on a bailout plan. Many are proud to have poked Europe in the eye after years of austerity, but the banks remain closed, hurting many local businesses.

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After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.

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In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR's Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.

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Historic Vote May Determine Whether Greece Remains In The Eurozone

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Greek voters on Sunday face a referendum on further austerity measures in exchange for bailouts. But the unstated question is whether Greece should give up the euro.

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Federal Reserve Delays Hike Of Low Interest Rates

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

After a two-day meeting with policymakers adjourned Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the economy is moving in the right direction but continues to recover.

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America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

Thursday, June 11, 2015

When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Home prices are on the rise again. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market.

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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Nasdaq has closed at a new high. It last peaked just before the dot-com crash, and "Nasdaq 5,000" soon became code for stock market bubble. Does the record hold any of the same warnings today?

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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General Electric To Sell Majority Of Finance Arm, Real Estate Holdings

Friday, April 10, 2015

The sprawling conglomerate General Electric is radically paring down its business, ditching most finance and real estate operations.

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With Discounts For Healthy Behavior, John Hancock Courts Privacy Concerns

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

John Hancock announced a new program promising discounts for policyholders who wear a fitness tracker, exercise more and go to the doctor. But privacy advocates worry about the electronic monitoring.

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Friday, April 03, 2015

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the few segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.

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