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US Stocks Inch Further into Record Territory

| By Steve Rothwell | Tuesday Nov 25, 2014
The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season.

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Gov't Pension Agency Reports a $62 Billion Deficit

| By Tom Raum | Nov 19
The federal watchdog agency overseeing the nation's pension protection system reported that it's running a $62 billion deficit - almost double last year's shortfall - mostly due to the poor financial condition of a few large multi-employer pension plans.

LGBT Veterans Still Being Denied Equal Benefits

| By EDGE | Nov 11
American Military Partner Association once again called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses.

Sage Release Research on Aging Among LGBTs

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
LGBT seniors report high concerns about aging and retirement, a lack of disclosure to their healthcare providers and smaller support networks, but are also more likely to see themselves as mentors, reads a new report by SAGE.

Once the Midterm Polls Close, Stocks Often Pop

| By Stan Choe | Nov 3
How will Tuesday's midterm elections affect you? No matter which party wins, the most immediate impact may be on your investment portfolio. Once the polls close, stocks have historically gone on to sizzle in the months following a midterm election.

Lewis: Basic Structure of Stock Market is "Insane"

| Oct 30
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball," says it's shocking how investors understand so little about how the stock market works.

What's Next for Funds When Fed Stops Buying Bonds?

| By Stan Choe | Oct 13
On Oct. 29, virtually all economists expect the Federal Reserve to announce the end of its program that bought bonds every month in order to boost the job market. The purchases are widely credited for fueling price increases of all kinds of investments.

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Ways to Prepare for Possible Long-Term Care Costs

| By Alex Veiga | Oct 3
Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we'll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home.

Apple Bites Stock Market

| By Matthew Craft | Sep 26
A stumble by Apple set off a rout in the stock market yesterday, its worst day in nearly two months. All 30 big companies in the Dow Jones industrial average and the 10 industries in the Standard & Poor's 500 index lost ground.

Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

| By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

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