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U.S. Jobless Claims Hit More Than Eight-Year Low, But Home Sales Tumble

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly eight and a half years last week, but another report showed a sharp decline in new homes sales...

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Pay Penalty Haunts Recession Grads As U.S. Economy Mends

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Students who earned diplomas in the aftermath of the deepest U.S. recession since the 1930s are experiencing an earnings hangover that could last a lifetime.

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How To Stop Worrying About Rates And Love the Fed

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The last two tightening cycles suggest that worries about the Fed derailing the bond market may be overblown.

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Fidelity Charitable Distributes $1.1 Billion So Far This Year

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Fidelity Charitable distributed more than 250,000 grants totaling nearly $1.1 billion during the first six months of 2014, a 19 percent increase from the same period last year.

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Economy Is Better Than It Seems, MFS Says

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“Despite the contradiction in U.S. GDP, companies did quite well,” MFS officials wrote in a briefing paper at a mid-year investment round table on Tuesday.

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Schwab Charitable Reports Surge In Grants

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Individuals granted out $822 million in fiscal 2014 to more than 34,500 charities, an increase of 38 percent from a year earlier.

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Investors Bet On Equities As Global Economic Outlook Rises

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Global investors betting on a pickup in economic growth in the second half of 2014 have driven equity overweight positions to three-year highs, according to a closely watched survey.

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Cautious On Iraq And China, Voya Is High On U.S. Domestic Equities

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While some investors and financial advisors have fled the stock market, Voya U.S. Investment Management advises staying benchmarked in stocks.

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The Controversies Of Capital In The 21st Century

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Thomas Piketty's book is one of the most controversial this year -- and believe it or not, he actually gives a plug to financial advisors in it, says our book reviewer.

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