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1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

Minding the tax bite in fund investing

For many investors with mutual funds in a taxable account, it was tougher this year than last.


Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Financial Markets, Retirement, IRA

5 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Average US 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.33 pct

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan rose to 4.33 percent from 4.27 percent last week.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Weather, Home Buying

5 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Ex-KKK Leader Was Given a New Identity Years Before Kansas Shooting

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49. The federal government gave him that name when he was released from prison in 1990, along with a new social security number and a new place to live, not far from the ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Social Security, Sioux City, IA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

8 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Ottawa opens door to new shared-risk pension plans

Minister of State Kevin Sorenson speaks at the launch of "Talk With Our Kids About Money Day" at Immaculata High School April 15, 2014 in Ottawa.


Related Topix: Pension, Retirement, Canada

13 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Loblaws real estate spinoff Choice Properties beats its first-quarter forecast

Loblaw spinoff Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust delivered first-quarter results on Wednesday that it says are in line with forecasts it made last summer.


Related Topix: REIT, Retail, Loblaw Companies, Grocery

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Policy group dives into retirement savings

Concerned about the future finances of Social Security and ample evidence that Americans are failing to save enough for retirement, the Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday launched a new Personal Savings Initiative.


Related Topix: Retirement, Social Security, US Politics, Kent Conrad, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin investment officer gets biggest bonus

Wisconsin Chief Investment Officer David Villa is receiving the largest bonus out of the $13.3 million being awarded the state's pension fund managers as a reward for strong investment returns.


Related Topix: Pension, Financial Services, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Investment Services


Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Small Business, Wedding, Public Relations

West Australian

U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery.


Related Topix: Housing, Home, Mortgage

The Island Packet

Audit: SC pension agency doesn't overpay in fees

The review by Funston Advisory Services is the latest to find no evidence of criminal or ethical wrongdoing at the Retirement System Investment Commission despite years of accusations by Treasurer Curtis Loftis.


Related Topix: Pension, Retirement

Greenwich Citizen

Investors Can Learn Crucial Lessons From The Two Sides Of Every Trade

Every trade has two sides, writes Steve Utkus a principal and director of the Vanguard Center for Retirement Research.


Related Topix: Retirement, Financial Markets

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Journal and Courier

Why even $1M may not be enough for retirementWhy even $1M may not be...

Retirement costs a lot more money than we realize. Columnist Rodney Brooks speaks with video host Hadley Malcolm about why $2 million in savings is the new $1 million.


Related Topix: Retirement, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Paramus, NJ, Home, Mortgage

The White Plains Daily Voice

Stepinac High To Dedicate Lab To Longtime Teacher

Archbishop Stepinac High School recently announced that it will dedicate a new physics lab to longtime faculty member Ron Tedesco to recognize his achievements throughout his 50 years during a retirement reception on Thursday, May 8. "After teaching physics for so many years at Stepinac, I am deeply touched with this recognition from the school," ... (more)


Related Topix: Retirement

Bellingham Herald

Consumer protection agency warns about automatic defaults on private student loans

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday released a report about the problem of "automatic defaults" on private student loans.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Home, Mortgage

Maldonandburnham Standard

Business lending drops by 500m

A new Bank of England report has found that business lending contracted by 500 million in the three months to February Business lending continued to shrink in the three months to February despite the improving economy, according to a Bank of England report.


Related Topix: Small Business, Home, Mortgage

National Public Radio

Sales Of US Existing Homes Slip To A 20-Month Low

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Home, Mortgage, Housing

Lexington Herald-Leader

Man found dead in Lexington storage unit identified; daughter accused ...

The mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit in January have been identified, and the man's daughter has been indicted for stealing his Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Social Security, West, TX, Sierra Blanca, TX

ABC News

No Solution in Sight for China Shoe Factory Strike

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.


Related Topix: Watches, Social Security, Activism, World News, China

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Test your money smarts

Personal finances are top of mind for many people this month, thanks to last week's federal income tax filing deadline and the fact that April is National Financial Literacy Month.


Related Topix: Tax, Retirement, Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Bicester Advertiser

Average pension income 8,774: Poll

The average annual income drops by two-thirds upon retirement and the average person retires with an annual income almost a quarter less than the minimum wage, according to a major financial provider.


Related Topix: Retirement, Pension, Mortgage, Home