Banks Face Brexit Squeeze as Consumers Max Out on Debt

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Confident consumers are borrowing to spend, but pressures are building.

Mnuchin Defends Investments, Qualifications in Senate Hearing

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Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, brushed aside criticism from Democrats over his qualifications and investment holdings and sought to reassure lawmakers on a range of issues.

May Hints at Trump Rebuke in Vow to Lead on Free Trade

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would become a world leader in promoting the merits of globalization, underscoring her vision of an internationalist Britain outside the EU.

Mnuchin Hearing Does Little to Clear Trump Fog of Uncertainty

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Steven Mnuchin backed away from some of the more extreme policies suggested by president-elect Donald Trump, but the nominee for Treasury secretary also was vague on major areas of economic policy.

Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed

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An analysis of revised Education Department numbers shows that at more than 1,000 schools, at least half of students defaulted or failed to pay down their debt within seven years.

Inflation Gauge Tops 2%, Supporting Fed's Plan to Raise Rates

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A broad measure of inflation poked above 2% for the first time in two-and-a-half years in December, a sign of diminished economic slack that could support additional moves by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

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.

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