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Encore: These accounts should help people save for a rainy day — and protect their retirement savings

Encore: These accounts should help people save for a rainy day — and protect their retirement savings

An unusual flurry of activity in Congress is aimed at helping Americans save for retirement. The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA), jointly sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and… Read more »

The Fed: Savings rates still lag as Fed readies eighth increase of the cycle

The Fed: Savings rates still lag as Fed readies eighth increase of the cycle

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell When the Federal Reserve had interest rates near zero, critics in Congress and on Wall Street would argue that the central bank was waging a… Read more »

In One Chart: Why stock investors should be wary of consumer confidence at an 18-year high

In One Chart: Why stock investors should be wary of consumer confidence at an 18-year high

U.S. consumers are feeling very good about the economy, but history suggests that may ultimately lead to investor disappointment. Multiple reads of confidence have come in extremely strong lately, and… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Facebook stock faces ‘meaningful pressure’ after Instagram co-founders jump ship

The Ratings Game: Facebook stock faces ‘meaningful pressure’ after Instagram co-founders jump ship

Shares of Facebook Inc. slumped Tuesday, with JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth saying the departures of Instagram’s co-founders were not only “surprising,” but also “concerning” for investors. Kevin Systrom, co-founder and… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President praises North Korea, rips Iran in speech to U.N.

Trump Today: Trump Today: President praises North Korea, rips Iran in speech to U.N.

President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the Iranian regime in a speech at the United Nations, while he praised… Read more »

Key Words: Google, Facebook, Twitter ‘have no incentive to inject bias,’ tech industry group says

Key Words: Google, Facebook, Twitter ‘have no incentive to inject bias,’ tech industry group says

As complaints about Big Tech’s anti-conservative bias stay in the spotlight, the industry is pushing back. In a guest column for USA Today published Tuesday, the Information Technology and Innovation… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold prices climb as dollar finds little traction ahead of Fed decision

Metals Stocks: Gold prices climb as dollar finds little traction ahead of Fed decision

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold futures tried for back-to-back gains Tuesday as the dollar index softened ahead of the Federal Reserve decision, which could yield a third rate increase… Read more »

The Fed: The Fed’s about to make its eighth rate hike of the cycle. Savers have seen one.

The Fed: The Fed’s about to make its eighth rate hike of the cycle. Savers have seen one.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell When the Federal Reserve had interest rates near zero, critics in Congress and on Wall Street would argue that the central bank was waging a… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks inch slightly higher; major indexes near records

Market Snapshot: Stocks inch slightly higher; major indexes near records

U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, in a slight rebound following the previous session’s move lower as investors held off on making big bets ahead of a closely watched meeting… Read more »

Futures Movers: Global oil extends rise to 4-year highs, as U.S. benchmark heads higher for a third session

Futures Movers: Global oil extends rise to 4-year highs, as U.S. benchmark heads higher for a third session

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures extended a recent uptrend on Tuesday that has lifted benchmark prices for the global crude to four-year highs and put U.S. crude on track for… Read more »

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