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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
Why are markets and the media so obsessed with the timing of the Federal Reserve's next interest-rate increase? The sheer intensity of their attention, I think, reveals a deeper problem: They don't understand what the Fed is ultimately trying to achieve. 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
Amid all the hoopla and theater of the national political convention you might have missed a noteworthy report about the financial literacy of the average American adult. more
A gauge of the dollar held close to its weakest level in a month after traders pushed expectations for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase out to at least mid-2017. more
At the end of a trip home to see the family, even an employed millennial is occasionally slipped some cash from a loving, if somewhat concerned, parent. But in a couple years, many of those on the receiving end expect those roles to be reversed. more
Navigant Credit Union is closing the former Dexter Credit Union’s branch located in Central Falls on Sept. 7. more
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