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2016-04-28

Economic Report: Homeownership rate falls to third lowest on record

The rate that Americans own their homes fell in the first quarter to the third lowest on record, another indication that worsening finances as well as changing preferences since the Great Recession are altering behavior.

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Outside the Box: A catastrophe looms over high-fee mutual funds and investment advisers

Investors will realize that most are just bloated fee-sucking closet index funds, says Cullen Roche.

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The Wall Street Journal: Vice President Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden arrived Thursday in Baghdad on an unannounced trip, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Iraq since the rise of Islamic State and the withdrawal of American troops in 2011.

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Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: This is how the retail industry is dying

Troubled retailers are victims of e-commerce competition and poor management.

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The rise and decline of Apple in one chart

Apple Inc. suffered its first revenue decline in 13 years in the first quarter, but not all of the company’s segments are following the same track.

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The Wall Street Journal: AbbVie to buy Stemcentrx in $5.8 billion deal

AbbVie agreed to buy Stemcentrx, gaining lung cancer treatment.

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Economic Report: What’s concerning about the GDP numbers — economist reactions

Here’s reactions to the news to the U.S. economy grew 0.5% in the first quarter.

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NewsWatch: It gets uglier for stocks if this safety net breaks

Mark Zuckerberg was doing his best to cheer up investors, but then Haruhiko Kuroda delivered his convincing impersonation of a wet blanket. Most stocks around the world are now sliding. Watch a key level for the yen, our call of…

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Economic Report: GDP slows to 0.5% in first quarter

The U.S. economy sputtered in the first quarter to the lowest growth in two years, expanding just 0.5% as business slashed investment by the steepest rate since the Great Recession.

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Economic Report: U.S. jobless claims climb 9,000 to 257,00

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose by 9,000 to 257,000, but initial claims continued to cling near a four-decade low.

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The Moneyologist: My wife gives our wayward son $25,000 a year — what should I do?

One man says his spouse is spending their retirement savings.

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Capitol Report: Trump gives Fiorina a free pass | Sanders is most popular senator | Cruz bested by cyber squatter

Donald Trump doesn’t attack Carly Fiorina; Bernie Sanders is ranked the most popular senator; a cyber squatter beats Cruz’s campaign to a site; and more.

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