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  • The latest Social Security horror story Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Social Security

    The authors of "Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security" share the latest Social Security woes they've received from readers.

  • On Monday, the National Association of Realtors is expected to report strong growth in existing home sales for May. On Wednesday, Lennar, the No. 2 U.S. homebuilder is expected to report that it had a strong second quarter. Construction materials supplier Vulcan Materials has risen 35.8 percent so far this year and home improvement and building products firm...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- When Stephen Lovell used to visit his grandparents as a kid, it was like entering the world of Cole Porter or "The Great Gatsby." Not to mention a lavish mansion in Ontario, Canada, and a summer home in Southampton, New York. U.S. Trust recently surveyed high-net-worth individuals with more than $3 million in investable assets to find out how they are...

  • For those aged 34 or younger, their No. 2 favorite stock- behind only mighty Apple Inc- is none other than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. This is according to new data from the brokerage TD Ameritrade, which took a snapshot in May of the individual equity holdings of every one of its retail clients. Among the top picks for young adults aged 34 and younger:...

  • Foods that may fade along with the baby boomers Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Shoppers at a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Ill.

    Some of the most recognizable American food and beverage brands have fallen out of favor with U.S. consumers, while smaller brands are gaining favor.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Last July, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spurred a sell-off in healthcare stocks by saying that valuations in shares of biotech companies looked "stretched," portfolio manager Graham Tanaka saw an opportunity. After a year-long buying spree, he now has more than a quarter of his $17 million Tanaka Growth fund portfolio in healthcare...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Steven Dudash, like most brokers, spends a lot of time making it easier for his clients to retire. After starting IHT Wealth Management in Chicago in June with six brokers, Dudash says he will buy four businesses from retiring brokers in coming months. Of the 300,000 brokers now working in the United States, nearly 35 percent are over 55. Between those...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California- based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401 plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement. To hang onto those investors- and find others- Financial Engines is planning to go up against other so-called "robo-advisers," companies that use...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • *Deal values Omnicare at $12.7 bln, including $2.3 bln debt. May 21- CVS Health Corp, the second-largest U.S. drugstore operator, said on Thursday it will buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc for $10.1 billion to expand in the growing market serving the senior patient population. CVS offered $98 per Omnicare share, representing a premium of 4 percent to...

  • May 13- More than a half-million U.S. patients had medication costs in excess of $50,000 in 2014, an increase of 63 percent from the prior year, as doctors prescribed more expensive specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer and hepatitis C, according to an Express Scripts report released on Wednesday. The total cost to health plans for U.S. patients with...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, March 22- Driven by the demands of a new plugged-in generation seeking "authentic" travel experiences with a local feel, the world's biggest hoteliers are moving into a new sector in Europe- the "lifestyle" boutique hotel. After many years focused on baby boomers and business travellers, brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and InterContinental...

  • A Warren Buffett move many boomers are following Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Last Will and Testament

    Warren Buffett is leaving his billions to charity, and many boomers are following suit to avoid turning their kids into rich loafers.

  • Men, why you should pay for dinner—forever Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Woman in office

    A new ILO report finds the gender pay gap may not close for more than 70 years at the current rate.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 19- Nancy Kessler spent much of her career as a museum curator, but she also has had a lifelong love of working with older people. During one stint working with Alzheimer's patients, she noticed a gap in one type of caregiving: "There is a lot of wellness and physical therapy but not much intellectual stimulation." Kessler, who lives in Mount Kisco, New York,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Anielle Troyan, a call center worker in New York, shops at discount retailers such as Family Dollar for items like soap and detergent as well as groceries like Kraft macaroni and cheese and small-sized condiments. Customers like Troyan are one reason why Kraft Foods Group Inc reversed course after considering stopping the sale of single-serve...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. budget deficit will decline slightly to $468 billion this fiscal year, the lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, congressional forecasters said on Monday in a report heralding the end of a brief period of dramatically shrinking red ink. Republicans now in control of Congress seek to eliminate deficits within 10...

  • DoubleLine's Gundlach: Short homebuilder ETFs now Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach speaks at the Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit in New York.

    Home ownership rates in will likely fall to levels last seen in the 1980s as millennials wait longer to form households, DoubleLine's Gundlach said.

  • Scammers, not grandkids, milk grandpa for cash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Scammers posing as distressed grandkids are scamming grandparents into sending them money wires and credit cards. FT reports.

  • Fear of economic blow as births drop around world Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Six years after the financial crisis, birth rates haven't bounced back. For the economy, that's bad news.