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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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Help for stashing your cash

Searching for a place to stash cash is frustrating.

Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

Many moderate-income Americans in no position to weather ongoing spike in gasoline costs Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery.

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defends bailout

Geithner says he and other top officials had little choice but to reward 'the arsonists' Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is convinced he saved the country from a depression and regular Americans from ending up in shantytowns and bread lines. And he's taking another shot at convincing you too.

How to keep student loan payments manageable

Your first glance at your student loan debt after college is likely to be a nauseating encounter.

Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks

Strategy shows caution over rising market Some of the most admired managers in the mutual fund business are ducking away from stocks.

Investors content to be bystanders

Conflicting information keeps traders on the sidelines Love it or leave it... or play the wallflower.

After graduation, target your financial education

Rules of thumb for getting your financial life right after college Recent college graduates are holding newly minted diplomas that say they mastered college. Now it's time for grads to master their financial life.

Sell-off of small-company stocks shouldn't surprise

Downturn follows excessive enthusiasm over past few years If you've had money in the average fund that invests in large-company stocks, you've made about 1.4 percent this year. But if you're enamored with the edgy, smaller companies that delivered tremendous gains last year, you've probably felt some pain lately.

Capital spending fails to meet expectations

Companies still have more capacity than they need The magic pill that's supposed to put zip in the economy is known as capex — meaning a surge of capital expenditures by businesses on equipment, property and buildings.

Know your options before investing in an adviser

Naive investors can get taken by people posing as financial advisers so choose help carefully It's a typical reaction: You don't think you have the slightest idea how to invest your money for your future, so you figure you'll go to an expert and get it right.

Contrasting views of economic future

Bond backers remain pessimistic; stock investors keep Dow near record What do bond investors know that stock investors don't?

Pay continues to lag despite jobs growth

If market were fully recovered, wage growth would be about 3.5 percent, economist says Although the economy added an impressive number of new jobs in April, Americans are still waiting to get raises.

Hiring is up, but the pay sure isn't

Although the economy added an impressive number of new jobs in April, Americans are still waiting to get raises.

College considerations should include future debt

Students who borrow too much can cut back lifetime wealth After going through the grueling process of applying for college, writing essays, keeping high school grades up and trying to boost ACT and SAT scores, high school seniors and their parents have a few more tortured days ahead.

Author: Financial crisis cemented dollar's global role

Despite financial problems in U.S., the world perceives its currency as the only place to run when fearful In contrast to just a few years ago, you don't hear the shrill cry over the dollar much anymore.

Tech's troubles stoke fear of market correction

Weak economic data give still more reason for concern Now you see it; now you don't.

Nervous about stocks? Some funds offer buffer

Mutual fund choices for people afraid to open IRAs with stocks and bonds vulnerable this year You have only a few more days to open an individual retirement account for the 2013 tax year, and you should, because the earlier in life you save for retirement, the more you will have later — and not just a little more, but a lot more.

Bonds have been kind to investors this year

But is it time to take gains and run? The boy who cried wolf over bonds has made many investors feel foolish.

Fed will act to spur job growth, Yellen says

Fed chair says unemployment remains key problem Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen isn't giving up on the millions of Americans who can't find jobs or have taken part-time positions in the absence of full-time work since the recessi...

In Chicago, Fed chair touts central bank's economic push

Janet Yellen says goal 'is to help Main Street, not Wall Street'; market takes notice In a very different speech than those heavy on economic theory, new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen used a stage in Chicago on Monday to sympathize with people struggling to find jobs and vowed to continue "extraordinary" actions to give Americans hope and bring them back to work.

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