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U.S. jobless claims rise, but firming labor market trend intact

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.

Sep 11, 2014 10:18 AM EDT


Column: What to do when your college shuts down

The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt.

Sep 11, 2014 10:10 AM EDT


FSA rollover helps workers save, but few flex it

The U.S. Treasury Department changed a rule last October to allow employees to roll over $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Account money, ending years of a use-it-or-lose it policy, but most workers have yet to reap its benefits.

Sep 10, 2014 11:12 AM EDT


Single moms by choice: Making the finances work

Monica Kipiniak doesn't think of herself as a statistic. She just thinks of herself as a doting mom.

Sep 09, 2014 11:23 AM EDT


Stern Advice: Fall means it's time to hit the (tax) books

When everyone else starts loading their backpacks and shopping the back-to-school sales, I know it is time for me to dive back into TurboTax.

Sep 05, 2014 11:12 AM EDT


U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA

Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates declined, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Sep 03, 2014 11:30 AM EDT


What your college kid isn't telling you about money

It is an American rite of passage. Little Johnny finally grows up, goes off to college, and starts handling money on his own. He probably spends a little too much, and racks up some debt.

Sep 02, 2014 11:37 AM EDT


Wall Street edges down but on track for 4th week of gains

U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Friday, with investors finding few reasons to extend a long-running rally, even as the latest economic data joined the trend of better-than-expected reports on the economy.

Aug 29, 2014 11:34 AM EDT


Cautious U.S. consumers cut spending, boost savings

U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years, indicating that households remain cautious despite an acceleration in economic growth.

Aug 29, 2014 10:05 AM EDT


Wall Street dips on Ukraine concerns despite strong data

U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, bringing concerns over the volatile region back into focus and overshadowing some positive economic data.

Aug 28, 2014 11:14 AM EDT


Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

Aug 27, 2014 09:39 AM EDT


U.S. consumer confidence hits nearly seven-year high in August

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

Aug 26, 2014 10:28 AM EDT


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