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Fidelity creates virtual reality game for financial planning

Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.

Fidelity creates virtual reality game for financial planning

Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy

The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

Japan's economy unexpectedly slid into recession as housing and business investment declined following a tax hike, dragging the country into a recession and further clouding the outlook for the... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Why low prices are actually a bad thing

Cheap oil prices. Low inflation. Sound like a dream come true? In economics, dreams have a way of turning into nightmares. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Taking small steps to get your financial life on track

What financial planning would you do if you could spare 60 minutes in your day? That was the question Fidelity Investments posed to women (as well as men) in a survey in October. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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401(k)s gain a bit more traction

There's some good news on the retirement savings front. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Asian shares higher on China, US data; Japan falls

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after the release of strong U.S. jobs figures and weekend data showing China's exports remained on an upward trend. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2014

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Americans are pessimistic about the economy, but is it really doing that poorly?

American investors are more optimistic than they have been since the fall of 2007, but only 38 percent of Americans are even somewhat optimistic about the economy. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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20 short films about the economy from the directors of 'Twilight,' 'Super Size Me' and more

In “We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,” Hollywood directors teach the public about the American economy by using everything from cat videos to song and dance. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

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For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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How much of your gas money is tied up in taxes?

Taxes are a big part of what you're paying for when you fill up your gas-guzzling SUV, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Stock market's recovery is led by drugmakers

For stocks, it's just what the doctor ordered. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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AP survey: China slowdown to bruise global economy

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury goods from Europe. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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Wal-Mart vs. Target: Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Smaller down payments are the wrong solution to the housing problem

Too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. And well-meaning policies, such as promoting home ownership, can sometimes have disastrous... Read more »

Oct. 30, 2014

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Stocks mostly lower as oil sinks, Europe struggles

Energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news came out of Europe. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Brazil stock market, currency down after election

Brazil's stock exchange slipped and its currency fell against the dollar Monday as the market reacted negatively to the volatile presidential race that saw President Dilma Rousseff narrowly win... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Pay raises are more rare despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Facebook is now helping its female employees start a family ... eventually

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Facebook and Apple are willing to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. Why potential mothers should give it a "like." Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

National Edition

Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

Paying for one’s college tuition by going online and using a credit card sounds super convenient. But it’s also a really easy way to get hit with hundreds of dollars in extra fees. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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How to answer 10 weird questions you'll get in an interview

National Edition

Yes, you might get some weird questions during an interview. Here are 10 of the strangest. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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When investments conflict with philanthropy

Charities give away money to improve the world but sometimes make investments that harm it. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Get a 401(k) or die poor

If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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