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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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Benefits, not just paychecks, have fallen on hard times

Paychecks have been disappointing investors for years, but that's not all that's been putting pressure on household spending.

Low interest rates not helping Europe's economy

Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.

Recent college grads face stagnant pay prospects

As college freshmen begin to lay the groundwork for their futures, the job experiences of many recent college graduates may take some of the thrill and promise out of early days on campus.

Take steps to limit damage if hackers snare your data

You might have gone to a supermarket, mailed a package at UPS or gone to a restaurant or hospital and thought nothing about holding your wallet tightly.

In time, S&P 500's milestone will mean little

The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most commonly used representation of the stock market, made history Tuesday as it crossed over the 2,000 mark and closed at 2,000.02.

Investors await Yellen's words from Wyoming, where Fed meets this week

This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise.

Caution when considering loans from a 401(k)

Q: My wife stopped working and started staying home when we had our little ones. Now we have a lot of credit card debt we'd like to get rid of. Assuming I have a solid 401(k) balance for my age, is it wise to take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off the credit cards? I'm 40 and have $165,000 in my...

Investors worry about Europe

On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia.

Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

Many moderate-income Americans in no position to weather ongoing spike in gasoline costs Many moderate-income Americans in no position to weather ongoing spike in gasoline costs

Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

Pricey stocks, bonds have experts guessing too Pricey stocks, bonds have experts guessing too

Continued rally puts investors in tough spot

Choice between stocks, bonds confounds even market experts Choice between stocks, bonds confounds even market experts

Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

Some say tighter job market will drive up wages, cut profits, boost inflation Some say tighter job market will drive up wages, cut profits, boost inflation

Investors focus on earnings, not Ukraine, Gaza Strip

Concern for profits, sales at U.S. companies outweighs the what-ifs of geopolitical issues Concern for profits, sales at U.S. companies outweighs the what-ifs of geopolitical issues

Money market rules designed to increase awareness

SEC action likely to affect large institutions more than individual investors SEC action likely to affect large institutions more than individual investors

Dow drop: Good news at home could be to blame

Believers in Goldilocks took a bite full of economic and stock market news Thursday that was too hot to swallow.

Families say 'no' to expensive colleges

The practice of choosing the college you adore, and paying whatever it takes to go there, is eroding as more families turn down schools they consider too pricey.

Money market rules designed to increase awareness

SEC action likely to affect large institutions more than individual investors Do you feel cozy having your money in a money market fund in your 401(k), college savings plan or brokerage account?

Investors focus on earnings, not Ukraine, Gaza Strip

Concern for profits, sales at U.S. companies outweighs the what-ifs of geopolitical issues After a few jitters over the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, investors have used last week's stock market sell-off to buy stocks at slightly cheaper prices rather than ducking for safety.

Debate grows over value of lower unemployment rate

Some say tighter job market will drive up wages, cut profits, boost inflation You just can't make everyone happy.

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