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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.

Spot this tip to foresee possible investing risks

If you buy stocks on your own but aren't confident you are proficient enough with financial data to spot threats to your investments, here's one easy test that even a novice can master: Watch if a company you own schedules its annual meeting far from its headquarters.

Continued rally puts investors in tough spot

Choice between stocks, bonds confounds even market experts As investors enter the second half of the year, they are faced with a conundrum.

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

Pricey stocks, bonds have experts guessing too If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone.

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.

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