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Take a few minutes to appreciate the recovery

A few weeks ago, I described why this economic recovery remains doubted and unloved. The improvements have been very unevenly distributed, with wide disparities...

The Grinch on holiday retail outlook

Thanksgiving is next week. Along with the family and turkey and fixin’s come the annual -- and historically terrible -- holiday shopping forecasts. One...

Money managers take on the high-speed traders

Stock exchanges once were operated as not-for-profit public utilities, managing the listing and trading of companies in the public marketplace. Today, they have morphed...

Black Monday really did look like 1929 again

Where were you on Monday, Oct. 19, 1987? Today is the first time since 2009 that Oct. 19 has fallen on a Monday, and that...

Try not to be blinded by big, scary numbers

NEW YORK - Today I am going to indulge in a pet peeve of mine, one that I hope you will find helpful. It’s...

No time for crocodile tears

The real estate industry is now subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders are...

Hurting the rich won’t do much to help the poor

Today’s column might anger some people on the right and the left. Try not to react emotionally. Instead consider this as a way to...

Rating the 401(k) of fund-rater Morningstar

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...

Feds get a late start chasing financial bad guys

In a move that can only mean a presidential election campaign is upon us, the Justice Department said it is finally going to pursue...

Unconvincing reasons the Fed will wait on rates

There have been several theories floating around for why the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates in September: oil at $40 a barrel means there’s...

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