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  • Look for Mideast rumors and speculation to continue to drive oil price swings, says CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Traders don’t have time to research reports and the actual supply impact. That’s up to journalists and analysts.

  • Retirement Is Financially Challenging for Women Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 11:48 AM ET
    elderly woman with financial advisor

    About 40 percent of female Baby Boomers are divorced, widowed or never married, according to AARP. That's why financial planners say it's more important than ever for women to take control of their money, whether or not they are currently married.

  • Wall Street Securitization Machine Back Into Gear? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 6:24 AM ET

    In the last few weeks, a number of big banks have successfully bundled and sold new securities backed by commercial real estate loans. The NYT Reports.

  • Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 5:56 AM ET

    Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companies adopted years ago, reports the New York Times.

  • Commodities Bull Market is Still in Place: Rogers Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Legendary investor Jim Rogers says the bull market in commodities is "still in place" and has a "long way to go."

  • More Americans Are Retiring Abroad Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    An estimated half a million American seniors have moved overseas to retire, and that number is growing. Some relocate abroad to get a bigger bang for their ever-shrinking retirement buck. Others go in search of adventure.

  • The continued run-up in the stock market since their 2009 lows has got a number of fund managers very bullish.

  • New York Courts Vow Legal Aid on Housing Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 6:40 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    New York court officials outlined procedures Tuesday aimed at assuring that all homeowners facing foreclosure were represented by a lawyer, a shift that could give tens of thousands of families a better chance at saving their homes. The New York Times reports.

  • Annuities in 401(k) Plans Offer Income, but High Fees Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    With many Baby Boomers' retirement accounts decimated in the aftermath of the financial crisis, federal officials have been exploring ways to make sure American workers don't outlive their savings. Annuities inside a 401(k) plan may be one alternative.

  • Making the Best 401(k) Choice Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    If your employer has automatically enrolled you in a 401 (k) plan at the beginning of this year, it’s time to take stock of your holdings. What your company has chosen may or may not be advantageous to you.

  • Burrowing for Wealth in the Year of Rabbit Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | 9:54 PM ET
    Attentive rabbit

    It’s time to pull the rabbit out of the hat! After the volatility that marked the year of the Golden Tiger, the incoming Metal Rabbit may be just what the doctor ordered to bring some calm back to the markets.

  • Foreclosed Homeowners Go to Court on Their Own Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:03 PM ET
    Foreclosure

    While many foreclosures are still unopposed, courts are seeing a sharp rise in cases where defendants show up representing themselves, the NY TImes reports.

  • Managing Online Accounts After Death Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Worried that your online presence will outlive you? Dont' be. The New York Times reports.

  • Templeton's Mobius Says Considering Hedge Fund Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 9:41 PM ET

    Templeton's Mark Mobius is considering a plan to set up a hedge fund, the emerging market guru said in an e-mail to Reuters, a move that would mark a major shift from traditional money managers into the $1.9 trillion alternative asset management industry.

  • So You Got a Bad Review. Now What? Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    So what do you do if you get a bad performance review? First of all, don't panic. Shake it off. Then check out these tips from a pro.

  • For Entrepreneurs Near Retirement, What's Next? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:16 PM ET

    Many entrepreneurs, whether it's five, 10 or 20 years into a successful business or franchise, wake up one day and wonder: "What's next?" Figuring out the next chapter can be a financial and emotional challenge.

  • US Inquiry Said to Focus on California Pension Fund Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Federal regulators are investigating whether California violated securities laws and failed to provide adequate disclosure about its giant public pension fund, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. The New York Times reports.

  • Focus on China's H-Shares, Ditch A-Shares: Mobius Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:32 AM ET

    Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • 10 Questions to Ask at Your Performance Review Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    It's that time of year — time for performance reviews! Stop rolling your eyes and use this opportunity to get what you want at work. Here are 10 questions to ask at your performance review.

  • Mark Madoff’s Name Became Too Big a Burden to Bear Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 7:19 AM ET
    Financier Bernard Madoff (R) with his sons Mark Madoff (L) and Andrew Madoff (C) during July 2001 in Montauk, NY.

    Behind the screen, the burdens of life as Bernie Madoff’s son — the continuing suspicion from the public, the harsh accusations in numerous lawsuits, and his exile from the world of Wall Street — steadily became unsustainable.

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