Sugar Industry Sour on Trade Talks

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High-level talks to wrap up a 12-nation Pacific trade pact have put one set of Hawaii’s locals on edge: Maui’s sugar cane operation, which is concerned that U.S. concessions to growers in other countries could hurt its business model.

Fed Preps Careful Path for Rate Hike

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The Federal Reserve kept rates near zero but cited progress in the U.S. job market, a sign it remains on course to raise interest rates in September or later this year.

Facebook's Heft Comes at a Cost

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As Facebook grows off a huge base, it is getting expensive.

China's Thumb on Fed Rate-Rise Scale

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The Federal Reserve is trying to balance the outlook for jobs and inflation as it considers a rate increase. China’s market turmoil could weigh on its deliberations.

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.

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.

Time for a Bond-Fund Checkup

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Given the expected rise in interest rates, now may be a good time to adjust the size of a bond portfolio’s allocation and contents.

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