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Obama muses about his legacy, offers counterpoint to GOP

President Obama is not shy about defining his achievements, yet he is loath to talk about his "legacy."

Sony outlines 3-year recovery plan, targets $4.2B earnings

Money-losing Sony will spin off its video-and-sound business into a separate company and shrink its headquarters as part of a three-year turnaround plan to speed up decision-making and become... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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US stocks open higher as investors assess earnings

U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday as investors assessed the latest company earnings. Coca-Cola rose after the company reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Martin Marietta Materials, a... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Specialty drugs help CVS Health meet 4Q profit forecasts

CVS Health's fourth-quarter earnings climbed more than 4 percent in a performance that matched Wall Street expectations even though the pharmacy chain's decision to quit tobacco sales hurt business... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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Greece puts brave face on negotiations with creditors

Greece put a brave face on its fraught negotiations with European bailout creditors, with the new prime minister voicing confidence Monday that a compromise can be reached at high-stakes meetings... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion

The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports — a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015

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EU leaders caution debt deal with Greece still far off

European Union leaders cautioned Wednesday that talks with Greece over its demands to ease its bailout loans will be tough, though the country's new prime minister was upbeat about a possible... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015

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Kremlin pursues military modernization despite economic woes

Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO's wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015

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Asia stocks higher on energy bounce, Europe drifts lower

Asian stock markets rose Wednesday on gains in energy shares and an improvement in Japanese economic data while European benchmarks drifted lower. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015

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Drugmaker Merck posts spike in 4Q profit, beats forecasts

Drugmaker Merck & Co.'s fourth-quarter profit skyrocketed to $7.32 billion, skewed by an $11.2 billion gain from selling its consumer care business to Germany's Bayer AG. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2015

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The Journey: Retirement planning steps for Generation X

As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it’s a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Kimberly J. Howard: 3 financial must-do’s

Winter is a good time to improve your financial life, making good moves for the rest of the year. Here is a trio of things to get done. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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A guide to the debt standoff between Greece and the eurozone

Greece wants a break from the terms of its eurozone bailout loans, saying they're suffocating its economy. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Germany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality'

Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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US stocks edge higher in midday trading; Apple up sharply

Strong earnings from Apple, Boeing and other companies helped nudge U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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