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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- Some Americans may question whether a college education is still a good value, but a recent study found most young college graduates see their degrees as worthwhile investments. The same Pew Research poll found that the earnings gap between young people with and without college degrees was the widest in nearly 50 years.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The profits of Canadian life insurers grew in the fourth quarter, as higher returns from growing wealth management units offset uneven insurance sales, highlighting a shift in business as the companies cut risk in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.

  • Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that demand for insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges had picked up in the last few weeks and that it had signed up 135,000 paid members through the end of January.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A key measure of the U.S. labor market appears to exaggerate the damage brought on by the Great Recession, according to a fresh study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, suggesting the job market may be closer than previously thought to a full recovery.

  • TORONTO, Feb 3- Laura Parsons helped her son buy his first home four years ago, and she's ready to help her daughter do the same, making her part of what many say is a growing trend across Canada, where home prices have soared 84 percent in 10 years.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The compensation that dealers receive in U.S. municipal bond trades is once again in regulators' crosshairs, with a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission saying on Monday that he is investigating how to give investors more information about markups.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- U.S. construction companies are gearing up to hire more workers this year, if only they can find them. According to an Associated General Contractors of America survey released on Tuesday, 86 percent of companies plan to start hiring this year, up from 78 percent in 2013..

  • The booming housing market for boomer retirees Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Millions of boomers will turn 65 from now through 2030. With increased demand for 55-plus communities, there's now a new surge in the housing market.

  • *Healthcare to have greatest increase in jobs. WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The number of United States jobs is forecast to increase by 10.8 percent in the next decade, with fastest growth in the healthcare sector as it serves an aging population.

  • The generation that saved the world?     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    P.J. O'Rourke, political reporter and "The Baby Boom" author, explains why he does not think the baby boom generation is not responsible for any of the problems in the world right now.

  • Dec 6- U.S. regulators on Friday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi as a potentially easier cure for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus. Most patients will be treated with the $1,000- a-day drug for 12 weeks, resulting in a total list price of $84,000, according to Gilead spokeswoman Cara Miller.

  • Dec 6- U.S. regulators on Friday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, as a potential cure for chronic infection with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus. Most patients will be treated with the $7,000- a-week drug for 12 weeks, resulting in a total price of $84,000, according to Gilead spokeswoman Cara Miller.

  • Three organizations, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Benefits Council and the Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, contributed to the research and published the study.

  • Three organizations, the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Benefits Council and the Investment Company Institute, which represents the mutual fund industry, contributed to the research and published the study.

  • INSIGHT-No quick exit from West's economic malaise Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 29- Ending the Great Stagnation that is taxing Western policy makers may depend as much on the Chinese Communist Party as it does on the world's leading central banks.

  • Nov 26- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a dispute in the bankruptcy of a small-town pizza shop owner, taking on a case that could dictate how inherited individual retirement accounts are treated in bankruptcy.

  • *GN Store Nord device links direct from iPhone to ear. GN Store Nord, headquartered in Ballerup, near Copenhagen, has a product it hopes will reach that demographic- famously averse to accepting the depredations of age- by taking the stigma out of wearing an aid.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- The stereotype of American millennials is not pretty: Hanging out in basements, sponging off mom and dad, not making much money to speak of, and not really sure of what to do with it, when they do get it. The 28- year-old career coach from Philadelphia takes his retirement saving as seriously as a heart attack.

  • China's next baby boom?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Newly leaked documents reveal China is about to relax its 1-child policy. Gordon Chang, author and Forbes.com columnist, and Ann Lee, New York University adjunct professor of economics and finance, discuss if a Chinese baby boom is in the making and what that means to their economy.

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