Little Slack But Not Much Heat in Labor Market

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Unemployment hits nine-year low but modest wage growth shows there is still some slack in labor market.

U.S. Health Spending Rose Faster Than Expected in 2015

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U.S. health spending grew faster than expected in 2015 as consumers recovered from the economic downturn and the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions took hold, according to federal statistics released Friday.

The Really Rich Got Richer, According to IRS's Top 400

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The total income reported on the top 400 individual tax returns rose 20% in 2014, according to Internal Revenue Service data released Thursday.

For-Profit Colleges Look to Trump for a Pass

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For-profit colleges are looking to the incoming Trump administration for a rollback of tough regulations that threatened to lead to the closure of hundreds of schools and that drove their stock-market valuations down.

Passive Investors Get Sucked Into Hong Kong Market Failures

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Multibillion-dollar bubbles like Fullshare may end up fitting a pattern: stocks with small floats that get added to major benchmarks and then plunge.

Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: The Uneven Jobs Recovery

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Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, the economic recovery has produced uneven results and unintended consequences for baby boomers and millennials.

India's Cash Dash Stuffs Banks With Problems

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India’s demonetization has ended up squeezing banks, eroding their role as agents of monetary policy.

Hensarling: GOP Wants to End Rules on Retirement Advice, Payday Loans

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Congressional Republicans hope to scrap two contentious rules meant to rein in conflicted investment advice and payday lenders once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Era of Low Interest Rates Hammers Millions of Pensions Around World

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Central-bank moves are pulling down returns for government-run funds, making it difficult to meet mounting obligations to workers and retirees. Low rates are exacerbating existing cash problems.

Concerns Over 401(k)s Spike, Then Fade, and Pros Say That's for the Best

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While companies that serve the 401(k) market say call volumes from investors spiked early Wednesday, they saw relatively few of those investors make changes to their portfolios. And that’s the best course, financial advisers and plan administrators say.

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