Archive for March 6th, 2017

Look no further than the suburbs to see how American ideals about success are transforming.

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In a paperless and cloudy world, are investors and citizens as safe as the markets assume we are?In a flat, networked and interconnected world, is it even possible for America to be an “oasis of prosperity” and a driver or engine of global economic growth?
With the G-8’s geopolitical coordination at an all-time low, how slow and inept will the reaction be if the wheels do come off?
– Doug’s Daily Diary, I’m Bearish in Word and Deed
Those three heady questions (above) continue to haunt me — more often these days than even in the past.
And so does the observation that I…

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Automatic payroll withholding to help workers save for retirement should be a no-brainer. Both conservatives and liberals worry that Social Security will lack funds to pay for promised benefits after 2030. At the same time, about one-third of workers are “not too confident” or “not at all confident” they will have enough money to live comfortably when they retire. Under these circumstances it seems sensible to make it as easy as possible for workers to save for retirement in the workplace. Twelve years ago George W. Bush proposed giving workers the option of placing up to 4% of their…

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This may well have been the moment everyone on Wall Street has been waiting for.

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A 30-year mortgage is "the best instrument in the world," says the billionaire.

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Republicans and Trump supporters, many of whom shied away from stocks during the “Obama bull market” that took the Dow from just under 8,000 to almost 20,000, are now jumping in with both feet, says Howard Gold.

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Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting.

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Looking closely at what is required for the president’s promised big initiatives, some hedge fund managers are bracing for a sell-off.

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Why tempt fate and give up your gains if the market suddenly reverses from here – follow this defensive strategy instead

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Ivanka Trump faces an uphill battle as she tries to build support for her signature issues of affordable childcare and paid family leave.

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It's one of most important questions you face when you retire: How much can you withdraw from savings each year without running out of money too soon- and yet not spend so cautiously you feel you're skimping on retirement? 

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A Sunday night call between the U.K. PM and the GM CEO took place before GM sold its European car plants.

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The Boring Company is Elon Musk's firm tasked with digging tunnels as a way to avoid traffic. Fans are exciting about the merchandise Musk has shown off.

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