NewsWatch: This chart shows the single biggest driver for the Dow — and it’s not Trump, or even the China trade war

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After days of trade war doom and gloom, a wave of optimism has spread across global markets after the first day of talks between the U.S. and China. See full story.

I’m 60 and want to retire on between $800 and $1,200 a month, ideally near the ocean in Mexico — where should I go?

This yoga teacher is hoping to leave Colorado within the year. See full story.

Prince’s estate joins the likes of Rihanna, Pharrell and Adele in telling Trump’s campaign to stop playing their songs

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Bob Dole have also drawn musicians’ anger — but the artists can’t always pull the plug See full story.

This is why Americans have so much trouble saving money

Yes, the American consumer loves to consume. Maybe an electric dog polisher and a fur sink are a bit extreme, but the U.S., with its relatively low savings rate, definitely has a spending problem. See full story.

GE freezes worker pensions — what to do if your employer changes the terms of your retirement plan

Once the Holy Grail of a secure retirement, pensions are becoming less reliable See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Sobering: When students only attend college to appease their parents, 74% will drop out or transfer. See full story.

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