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Over the years, I have been critical of the way 401(k)s are created, administered and managed. They can be expensive and filled with underperforming actively managed funds, some of which charge way too much. more
In a lot of ways, traditional pensions are much better than the so-called defined contribution plans -- mostly 401(k)s -- that have largely replaced them in the U.S. private sector. more
One of the best ways for investors to have made money in U.S. stocks last year was to acquire them just before earnings season began. Bulls need that trade to work now more than any time in the past few years. more
Startups and other small businesses will be free to raise money by selling stock over the Internet under new rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
Two big things have happened in the cryptocurrency world recently. The first is that there are now two competing versions of bitcoin: bitcoin core and bitcoin classic. There is quite a lot of argument about which will become more popular. The second development is that the price of bitcoin -- now known as bitcoin core -- rose a lot in late 2015. more
Things are more confusing than ever in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of government bonds. The usual signalling power of yields on the outlook for inflation or monetary policy remains buried beneath the noise of central bank bond-buying programs. more
The cost of smoking cigarettes in Rhode Island is likely going up, as new taxes effective this month are making the merchandise more expensive. more
HarborOne Bank, which recently entered the Rhode Island market, has tapped a former Santander Bank senior vice president to join its Providence commercial lending office. more
Banco Santander SA fell in Madrid trading after Spain’s biggest bank posted earnings showing that lending revenue remains under pressure at home. more
Nancy R. Mendizabal says the insurance market isn't growing like it did 10 years ago, and while prolonged market stagnation hasn't intrinsically hurt her family insurance company, plans for expansion are on hold. "If there was organic … more
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