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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
You've saved up enough to quit working. Congrats! But here's a new puzzle: figuring out how to enjoy retirement without blowing your savings too soon, when you don't know if you'll live 5 years or 25.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Candidates on the campaign trail have blasted NAFTA and the TPP. But the rhetoric has been wrong, says an MIT economist, noting it's trade with China that's done a number on U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The White House on Wednesday rolled out rules to force financial advisers to take on fiduciary duties. That means they must put savers' interests ahead of fees. Critics say the rules are too complex.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Labor Department unveils a rule imposing limits on how financial advisers and brokers may offer advice to people saving for retirement. The rule changes how these advisers can earn commissions.
Friday, April 01, 2016
March was another month of solid hiring for U.S. employers with payrolls increasing by 215,000. The unemployment rate actually ticked up a notch last month, but that was because all the hiring drew people off of the sidelines and back into the workforce. When that happens the unemployment rate can go up because there are more people looking for work.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Finances are among the things most likely to cause discord in a relationship, whether you're just starting out or have been together for years. Here are some ways to avoid common conflicts.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cheap oil doesn't just mean cheaper gas prices; it also means cheaper jet fuel. That's led to a big drop in airfares. It's good news for travelers — and for airlines, which have struggled for years.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The feds are trying to make it harder for criminals to turn ill-gotten gains into clean cash by anonymously investing in expensive real estate, then selling and walking off with the money.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
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Friday, January 08, 2016
Yes, according to an economist who wrote a blog post that went viral in 2013. Now he has expanded the basics in a book, The Index Card.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Commerce Department has revised a decade's worth of data on construction spending. Some economists say a much bigger mistake is the government's decision to spend less on gathering economic data.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Congress has extended tax credits for clean energy as part of a $1.8 trillion spending bill. Solar and wind power companies say it will catapult the industry at a time when costs are already falling.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Going forward, the Fed will be trying to perform a delicate balancing act: getting interest rates back into more normal territory without hitting the brakes on the still recovering economy.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Many construction companies are still recovering from the housing crash, and while buyers don't seem pressured by a looming Federal Reserve decision, higher rates would make mortgages less affordable.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
As lawmakers work to negotiate a government spending bill, the financial industry is lobbying against a rule being crafted by the Labor Department aimed at protecting workers with retirement accounts.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Creating a for-profit company to manage his $45 billion pledge means Mark Zuckerberg is giving himself flexibility in deciding the best way of tackling the social issues he cares about.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.
Friday, November 20, 2015
One of the moments our retirement nest eggs are most vulnerable is when we change jobs. That's when some financial advisers charge fees to roll them over — and those fees can be hard to see.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Participating in a 401(k) with automatic deductions makes it fairly easy to put away money. But what can you do if your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan? Experts share tips on going it alone.