The Euro: Looking Through the Political Jitters

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The euro has shaken off the Italian referendum result. Politics doesn’t look like the swing factor yet for the single currency.

China Debts Just Keep on Rolling

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Corporate-bond defaults in China, all the rage earlier this year, have all but disappeared—but the change may be mere optics.

Italy Vote Puts Bonds to the Test

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Italy’s rejection of constitutional reform and the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are far from being a Brexit-style shock. Markets got this one right. But even more political uncertainty is the result.

Eliminating Obama's Fiduciary Rule Easier Said Than Done

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Anyone expecting a quick and easy repeal of the Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule may be disappointed.

Housing Market: This Luxury Builder Is Priced to Move

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Toll Brothers’ shares appear undervalued relative to rival builders and the overall stock market.

Aging Population, Stagnant Productivity Challenge Donald Trump's Growth Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump and his emerging team are confident their proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will spark a dramatic upswing in economic growth. Two forces will make that tough: an aging population and stagnant productivity.

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

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A recent report says many buyers are confused

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.

Retirement Policy Under Trump? Unclear, but There Are Clues

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Donald Trump hasn’t said a lot about Social Security funding or other retirement-savings policies, but his few comments—along with congressional Republicans’ proposals—provide some insight on what to expect.

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