Economy

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Making Sense Of Emerging Markets

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The sector oozes long-term potential but faces near-term headwinds.

Property Perks

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Direct investing in commercial real estate is heating up.

Consumer Saving Increased In 2014, Study Finds

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The average household’s savings rate increased to 5.5 percent in 2014, up from 4.6 percent in 2013, according to recent research from Hearts & Wallets.

Americans Re-entering Workforce Could Hold Down Raises

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If you're hoping to get a big raise soon, you may be kept waiting.

Finding Conservative Investments Using Upside/Downside Capture Ratios

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Isaac Braley, president of BTS Asset Management, explains how advisors can use upside/downside capture ratios to help identify conservative funds for clients.

Walmart Raises Pay To Retain Workers As Labor Market Tightens

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Walmart's pay raises show the world’s largest retailer is taking steps to retain its workers as a strengthening U.S. labor market creates more options for job seekers.

Obamacare Prompts Corporate Shrug

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is putting a mere dent in profits, say many of the biggest employers.

Allianz's El-Erian Says Low Liquidity Biggest Market Risk

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Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz SE, said Tuesday that Ukraine and Greece are major market risks, but that the biggest risk is the "illusion of liquidity."

Student-Loan Delinquencies Rise In U.S. As Education Debt Swells

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Student-loan delinquencies increased at the end of 2014, a troubling sign that Americans are failing to keep up with payments as education debt climbs, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New...

Time to Worry: Investors Are Confident Again

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New data from Fidelity shows that while the world panicked late last year, many individual investors in the U.S. were buying stocks.

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