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2 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Americans still don't trust the stock market

More than five years after the financial crisis, the average American is still wary of the stock market, according to a survey released Monday.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mutual Funds

3 hrs ago | CTV

Canadian shoppers are still travelling to the United States despite...

The fluctuating loonie may actually have little impact on most Canadian businesses, suggests a new survey by the Bank of Montreal .

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Bank of Montreal, Banking, Small Business

7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Oakland auditor sounds pension alarm

Pension costs have more than doubled over the past decade, leaving Oakland with fewer police officers, more potholes and a growing threat of insolvency, City Auditor Courtney Ruby warned in a report released Sunday.

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Related Topix: Pension, California, California Government, Retirement

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Move spend 'A 8,248 with stamp duty'

Rising stamp duty costs helped to hike the average expense of moving home to 8,248, a Lloyds Bank report found Surging stamp duty costs have helped to push the average expense of moving home to A 8,248, a report has found.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

Lexington Herald-Leader

Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach

Accountants and doctors could benefit, too. And farmers and car dealers and architects.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Tax, Ohio, Small Business

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Your 2013 tax bill probably rose; here's why

Whether you filed your taxes months ago or are just finished your return, millions of Americans saw their 2013 tax bills go up.

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Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security

WHTC

Social Security to resume benefits statement mailings

Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.

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Related Topix: Social Security

Lexington Herald-Leader

Spending Smart: Think you're money savvy? Take this quiz

Maybe. But unless you're regularly learning and refreshing your knowledge, the latest information about spending, savings and investing might pass you by.

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Related Topix: Retirement

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Halstead Gazette

Tougher mortgage checks warning

New industry-wide rules mean mortgage providers have to take a much keener interest in an applicant's regular outgoings People applying for a mortgage are facing tougher affordability checks which delve into their spending habits on outgoings ranging from childcare, travel and clothing to wine clubs and even a flutter on the horses.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Home

The Daily Tribune

Women at the helm of Central City Credit Union Mortgage Center

Buying a home can be a stressful, complicated process, but the ladies at Central City Credit Union's Mortgage Center hope to build a better buying experience.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Home Buying, Home

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

10 worst states for retirement

March 11, 2014 - Finding the best place to retire in is a little bit like looking for a mate.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Pension, Prison, Trenton, NJ, Social Security

Greenwich Citizen

Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears

As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind.

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Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Pension, Tax, Council Bluffs, IA

News Times

Tools for youthful savers/investors

When I present before local and national audiences on the subject of investing, I'm often asked where one can access useful information for neophyte investors that is not only unbiased and easy to understand, but also actionable.

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Related Topix: Retirement, Mortgage

ABC2 Maryland

Gansler sues BP over April 2010 oil spill

Attorney General Doug Gansler sued BP Friday, alleging the company's oil spill four years ago led to millions in losses for Maryland's pension system.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Pension, Retirement

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Associated Bank sees Q1 earnings grow, profits fall

Wisconsin's largest homegrown bank produced more earnings than expected in the first quarter of this year -- but its profits were still less than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Associated BancCorp, Banking, Financial Services, Green Bay, WI, Home, Mortgage

Boston Herald

Ware man pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

A Ware man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in Social Security disability payments while working an $80,000-per-year job.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Opinion

Brandon Sun

Mentors play important role in keeping entrepreneurs focused and accountable

It may have been a love of cats or rock climbing that first gave shape to a quirky business idea but, for many entrepreneurs, the difference between success and failure of their dream company often comes down to the support and advice they've received from mentors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Small Business

Norwalk Citizen News

Why Robo-Advisors Aren't A Threat To Traditional Advisors

The rise of Robo-advisors - start-ups that use algorithms to help investors create and manage their portfolios - is a trend to watch this year.

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Related Topix: Mortgage

Washington Examiner

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Social Security

The Modesto Bee

Foreclosure assistance available for Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday at the Baldwin Public Library.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Foreclosures, Mortgage, Modesto, CA, Business News

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