What Some Financial Advisers Now Do to Earn Their Fees

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More advisers offer less affluent clients concierge services to help in managing their lives.

High Salaries Haunt Some Job Hunters

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Recruiters increasingly are asking job candidates about pay history early in the hiring process, putting high earners at risk of being priced out of contention.

Toyota Skids as Yen Flattens Out

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With no more fillip from a cheapening yen, Toyota will need to show real sources of profit growth.

Oil Rout Threatens to Impose Vicious Cycle on Economy

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Few economists expect the crude slump will tip the economy into recession. But the fallout could grow harder to contain if the oil-price declines are instead a symptom of broader weaknesses in the global economy.

Why the Fed Can't Save Markets Right Now

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The Federal Reserve could clear the air by taking a March rate increase completely off the table. But that is easier said than done.

In Flint, Mortgage Lenders Demand Proof of Safe Water

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Flint, Mich., residents have a new concern on top of lead in their drinking water: Some mortgage lenders say home buyers must prove there is no contamination at a property or they won’t make a loan for its purchase.

A Strategy to Maximize Social Security Benefits

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A look at how some couples can still use the ‘file and suspend’ strategy and other issues.

U.S. Debt Burden: It's Gotten a Bit Less Bad

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As the long-term budget outlook has improved, the U.S. has gained some breathing room on the debt. But, Greg Ip writes, that doesn’t mean the U.S. should continue unrestrained borrowing without attacking the biggest contributors to the debt over the longer term.

HSAs Offer Tax Benefits Beyond 401(k)s

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Most people overlook health-savings accounts, or HSAs, as a retirement-savings vehicle. But these accounts come with more tax advantages than 401(k)s when used to cover medical costs, a major expense in retirement.

ETF Providers Try New Strategies to Woo Nervous Investors

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As the stock market slides, some exchange-traded fund providers are trying new strategies to attract nervous investors.

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