Stocks Extend Gains After Fed Statement

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Stocks extended gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve offered few clues on when it plans to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.

Merchants File Challenge to Visa, MasterCard Settlement

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Lawyers representing roughly 100 merchants formally notified MasterCard and Visa that they believe a $6 billion class-action antitrust settlement should be thrown out due to the discovery that opposing lawyers in the case exchanged confidential information.

U.S. Health-Spending Growth Jumped to 5.5% in 2014

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Growth in national health spending, which had dropped to historic lows in recent years, has snapped back and is set to continue at a faster pace over the next decade, federal actuaries said.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip in June

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A forward-looking indicator of home sales slipped in June, but remained well above year-ago levels, a sign the housing market is stabilizing.

Rising Rents Outpace Wages in Wide Swaths of U.S.

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The cost of renting a home is rising faster than wages across wide swaths of the country, a problem that has become especially acute in the past year, putting a big squeeze on many household budgets.

Twitter Must Lead, Not Follow, on User Growth

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Twitter recognizes it has a growth problem but it will be hard to fix.

A Bitcoin Fund Is Born, With Teething Pains

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An ETF-type bitcoin investment, full of risks, is struggling for acceptance.

College Tuition Q&A

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Experts answer more questions from readers about saving and paying for college.

Investors Brace for Fewer Winners

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As stocks’ returns dry up, some people take more risks. It could be time to save more.

Why Are There So Few Female Fund Managers?

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For one thing, fewer women than men seek out and earn the necessary credentials, a Morningstar analyst says.

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