Geopolitical Worrywarts May Have Their Day at Davos

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It is time to pay more attention to the geopolitical party poopers at Davos. While the world certainly hasn’t been peaceful, several years have gone by since a conflict or act of terror had a meaningful global economic impact. This year, though, economic ripples from latent conflicts are a realistic threat.

Xi Strides Into Davos, Problems Lurking Behind

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A year ago, China came to Davos with one highly important task: calm the world down about its tottering financial markets. A year hence, many of those problems have been swept under the rug.

Central Banks Drop Their Bazookas

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A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.

Consumers Confident but Not Enough to Spend

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Americans say they’re feeling more upbeat about the economy. Retailers will be forgiven if they don’t quite believe that. Retail sales rose 0.6% in December, a result that fell slightly short of economists’ forecasts.

EPA Action Highlights Fiat's Financial Weakness

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It’s still early in Fiat Chrysler’s regulatory drama, but it looks like the company is in a better position versus the regulators than Volkswagen. It’s the company’s finances that make it vulnerable.

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.

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