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  • New Trend in Home Building: Grandpa Over the Garage Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    A Pew study reports that 41 percent of adults between 25 and 29 are now living, or have lived recently, with their parents.

  • Sandy Takes Toll on Spending; No Growth in Income Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    Americans cut back on spending last month and saw no growth in their income, reflecting disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.

  • States Likely to Get Hammered If 'Cliff' Talks Fail Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    States risk losing billions of dollars in grants if no fix is found for avoiding the spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year.

  • Midwest Business Index Posts First Gain Since August Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Business activity in the U.S. Midwest expanded for the first time since August, a report showed on Friday, buoyed by an improvement in the labor market.

  • Tax Burden Is Lower for Most Americans Than in 1980 Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 2:06 AM ET

    Most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes than they would have paid 30 years ago, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

  • Volcker Says Rule Is Already Changing Wall Street Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker told CNBC his namesake rule has already changed how Wall Street does business.

  • Washington may be "dysfunctional," but it will reach a debt-reduction deal to solve the "fiscal cliff," Legg Mason Capital Management's chief investment strategist says.

  • Treasurys and high-quality corporate bonds remain the favorites, even with their already unexceptional — and in some cases unprofitable — yields.

  • Add Alpha to Your Portfolio with Currencies Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    If your returns in fixed income look a little lean, adding currencies to your portfolio can generate more cash without a lot of risk.

  • Outsider seeking top office in S Korea Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Ahn Chul- soo, a 50- year-old technology entrepreneur and academic, is a stranger to the corridors of political power- but he has portrayed this as a virtue as he woos voters unhappy about social inequality and slowing economic growth.

  • New Definition of Success? Survival Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.

  • Focus on Money Matters, Not Investment Returns Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.

  • Tamminen: Wars Over Oil Yield No Winners Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.

  • Latin America's Export Engine and Stock Juggernaut Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Stock Exchange Building, Mexico City

    U.S. investors who've been cringing over the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets the past few years might have looked closer to home for an emerging market.

  • Fine-Tune Your Global Economy Portfolio for 2013 Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
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    Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.

  • REITs Still Offer Shelter from the Storm Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.

  • Business Travel Spending Still Tight: Survey Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

    Road warriors are traveling less and cutting costs while on the road, a new survey finds.

  • Small Businesses Still Struggling To Get Loans: Fed Study Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    Years into the so-called economic recovery, it remains difficult for small businesses to get bank loans. "I had great credit," says Allison O'Neill, founder of Bundle. "They were just like, we're not taking any risks on startups."

  • Why College May Not Be Worth It Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.

  • Housing a Bright Spot — 'Sell the News'? Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:16 PM ET
    A construction worker walks on the roof of a new home being built in Phoenix, Arizona.

    In a dismal summer for economic stats, housing continues to be the bright spot.

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