Fed Releases Transcripts of 2011 Policy Meetings

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The Federal Reserve on Thursday released the transcripts of its policy meetings in 2011, a year when it held interest rates near zero, let one bond-buying program expire and created a new one in its continuing efforts to boost the modest U.S. economic recovery.

U.S. Budget Deficit Widening Again

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The federal budget deficit is widening again after years of postrecession shrinkage, with its trajectory in the coming years uncertain as President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans look to overhaul the tax code and boost U.S. economic growth.

Big-Bank Earnings: What Not to Look At

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This financial metric large lenders are touting in their earnings releases can be deceiving.

Mnuchin Has Stake in Fund That Would Gain From Fannie Mae Revival

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Steven Mnuchin, nominated to be the next Treasury secretary, stands to benefit personally from a revival of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—a policy he backs—though he has pledged to quit the positions soon after his confirmation.

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

The Outlook for the Markets and Economy in 2017

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Three financial advisers offer their thoughts on what investors should do in the year ahead.

Here's Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement…on Steroids

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The advanced DIY life generally starts with small projects, and you add tools and skills along the way, but you’ve crossed the Rubicon when you say the same thing about every job: “I’m not paying someone to do that!” And the money saved is only part of it.

How Asia's Wealthy Invest

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Rich Asian families tend to be more aggressive, hands-on investors than their Western counterparts.

Art Collectors Find Gold in Cartoons

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Animation art, from “Snow White” to “The Simpsons,” has proved to be a financial windfall for fans

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