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No bull: 2015 stock market expected to grow — just not as much

The stock market is expected to continue to be kind to investors in the new year but with more humble gains than the last three years.

Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money.

It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess

Maybe it's time to coin a new song for the holidays, something along the lines of, "It's beginning to feel a lot like tax-mess."

Did 'Santa Claus' come to town early for the markets?

Did Santa sneak down your chimney earlier in November and drop so much candy into your investment stocking that he won't show up again between now and Christmas?

Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it.

About two-thirds of Americans are limiting spending, survey finds

Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree.

'Buying frenzy' overcomes recent investor fears

A month after investors fretted that Ebola, Middle East fighting and worldwide deflation would pull the rug out from under the stock market, stocks have taken an impressive turn for the best.

Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?

One of the magic ingredients that's been sweetening the stock market the last couple of years has been the popular practice of companies buying back shares of their own stock.

Smart tax tips for the end of year

Halloween has just passed so should you be getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner, shop for Christmas or Hanukkah, or plan for April?

Eurozone troubles weigh on investors

If a new bout of recession and deflation takes hold in the eurozone, investors worry the U.S. could be infected too.

Weathering a stock market correction

Q: I've been planning to invest a large amount of money in a Vanguard index fund. Just when I was ready to fill out the forms the Dow Jones industrial average started to fall and alarming news stories were calling it a correction. I don't want to put money into this fund and immediately lose...

Dow closes down 173 points, not nearly as bad as the 400 earlier

Investors continued to run for safety Wednesday, driving the Dow Jones industrial average down another 173 points, to 16,141. But it could have been worse. In a rush to the exits earlier in the day, the Dow had plunged more than 400 points.

Should you get out of the Pimco Total Return Fund??

If you have a 401(k), there's a good chance you have money in the Pimco fund, because it's been one of the darlings of the fund industry. The fund's longtime manager and founder, Bill Gross, has been a rock star among mutual fund managers, with his every word followed in the media and people...

Stakes high for coming earnings season

Will a stronger American economy be enough to bolster U.S. corporate profits and calm investors at a time when the world is unmistakenly turning weaker?

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