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The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

The net worth of college graduates with student debt is truly depressing

The kids still aren’t alright. Despite economic and stock market gains over the past nine years, many young adults are still struggling to get ahead in their financial lives and,… Read more »

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: The ‘Trump risk’ in the markets is still hard to quantify

Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: The ‘Trump risk’ in the markets is still hard to quantify

Is the worst over for stocks? On April 2, the S&P 500 index virtually matched its Feb. 8 closing low of 2,581, perhaps marking what technicians call a “double bottom.”… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures search for a catalyst as earnings stay in focus

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures search for a catalyst as earnings stay in focus

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a roughly flat open Thursday, putting the main gauges on track for a second-straight day of muted action. The equity market is staying on course… Read more »

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery trend takes place below the belt

America’s fastest-growing plastic surgery trend takes place below the belt

By Personal finance reporter Americans apparently don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and they’re keeping plastic surgeons busier than ever. Cosmetic surgery procedures jumped 11%… Read more »

Deep Dive: Why these top bond pros aren’t scared of rising interest rates

Deep Dive: Why these top bond pros aren’t scared of rising interest rates

Now that interest rates are rising, you may have seen headlines screaming “sell bonds” because bond prices fall when interest rates climb. But Jeff Klingelhofer and Christian Hoffmann, co-managers of… Read more »

BookWatch: How the ‘#’ symbol has the power to upend your investments and your job

BookWatch: How the ‘#’ symbol has the power to upend your investments and your job

Companies increasingly register the raw power of online discontent — for example the #MeToo and #NeverAgain movements. Power nowadays lives and dies on the strength of one deceptively powerful tool:… Read more »

London Markets: U.K. stocks climb to 10-week high, as metals prices soar

London Markets: U.K. stocks climb to 10-week high, as metals prices soar

U.K. stocks inched higher for a third straight session on Thursday, boosted by a gain for Rentokil Initial after a well-received earnings report. Shares of miners continued to rise on… Read more »

Jeff Bezos: Amazon employees should start meetings by reading memos ‘with the clarity of angels singing’

Jeff Bezos: Amazon employees should start meetings by reading memos ‘with the clarity of angels singing’

Executives at Amazon have an eccentric — and nerve-wracking — way to begin meetings. Amazon AMZN, +1.60% CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in his annual shareholders’ letter that they don’t do… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil hovers at 3 1/2-year high as investors look ahead to OPEC meeting

Futures Movers: Oil hovers at 3 1/2-year high as investors look ahead to OPEC meeting

The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday said crude supplies fell by 1.1 million barrels for the week ended April 13. Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts had forecast a… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Probe into Southwest fatality looks at fan blade, engine cover

The Wall Street Journal: Probe into Southwest fatality looks at fan blade, engine cover

Preliminary data points to an unexpected hazard in the deadly midair engine rupture and emergency landing of Southwest Flight 1380: the engine cover. The Southwest Airlines Co. LUV, +2.86%  … Read more »

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