Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered starkly different views on taxes in their first presidential debate

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<p>Hillary Clinton appears to have edged out her Republican opponent Donald Trump in the first presidential debate</p>

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Ted Benna helped turn a little-noticed new subsection of the tax code into the least likely of household names: the 401(k).

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Arnold Palmer, the storied golfer with the easy charm and fearless style who died yesterday at age 87, changed the game in the 1960s by broadening its appeal beyond country club elites.

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Dow futures turned positive as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared to gain momentum in the early minutes of the debate.

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Last week the Federal Reserve postponed any increase in the target interest (Fed funds) rate at which member banks lend to one another until at least December. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s vague reasoning for her decision included a line about how the Fed is “struggling with a difficult set of issues.”
Ok, if we ignore for a moment the truly obnoxious conceit on the part of central bankers that has them believing they can centrally plan economic growth, shouldn’t we in the real world be a bit more skeptical? Centrally planned economic growth was tried in the 20th century with tragic, bloody…

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A program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public sector may come with a hefty price tag. Here's what you need to know.

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Twitter stock edges even higher now that Walt Disney (DIS) is reportedly interested in acquiring the struggling microblogging company.

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U.S. stocks, hurt by tumbling bank shares, closed sharply lower Monday as Wall Street shifts its focus from interest rate policy to politics as traders brace for the first presidential debate tonight between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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<p>Stocks were lower Monday as Wall Street shifted its focus from interest rate policy to politics and traders braced for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.</p>

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For more than a year, Wall Street pros had been treating Trump's candidacy as a sideshow not to be taken seriously with little chance of victory.

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In 2015, 3.5 million Americans were able to breach the poverty line as an economic recovery hit a tipping point.

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<p></p><p>U.S. equities fell on Monday as market watchers kept a close eye on a key OPEC meeting and looked ahead to a U.S. presidential debate. </p>

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The Federal Reserve is the most second-guessed agency in the government. Congress regularly calls on the Fed Chairperson to explain its actions and part of Wall Street is always blaming the Fed for something it did or did not do. But suffering such scrutiny comes with being responsible for important policy making. A deeper issue, which has persisted for decades, is whether the Fed’s discretion in policy making should be constrained by rules. Even without specifying rules in legislation, which would be hard to imagine, the idea that rules have advantages may have affected policy decisions….

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