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.

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.

Jobs Report: The Big Problem It Faces

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Weak manufacturing activity casts a cloud over Friday’s jobs report.

Viacom and CBS: What Really Changes?

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The divergent performance of Viacom and CBS mean the former’s new chairman has more to prove.

Valeant Needs More Volume Amid the Noise

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International shares held up through a congressional grilling. But worries for the stock aren’t over.

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.

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