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  • Rich brain, poor brain

    Rich brain, poor brain
    There's a phrase that has haunted America for decades, one fraught with failure: "Breaking the cycle of poverty." Despite the ongoing efforts of government and a host of private foundations, income inequality continues to grow and the poor are ever more...
  • Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping

    Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping
    Add another potential casualty of Washington's gridlock: the holiday shopping season. The congressional stalemate that brought about a partial government shutdown has rattled Americans already spooked by years of economic weakness. And the uncertainty...
  • Economic hit from impasse could endure

    Economic hit from impasse could endure
    WASHINGTON — In the grand scheme of the $16-trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceiling may not look like much. Analysts estimate the loss at tens of billions of dollars, and reckon that much...
  • S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down

    S&P: Budget, debt fights unlikely to send U.S. credit rating down
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's said Monday that the current impasse over funding the federal government and raising the debt limit probably would not lead to another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating -- as long as the stalemate didn't last long....
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • Stocks hit new highs after Bernanke reassures investors

    Stocks hit new highs after Bernanke reassures investors
    The stock market is back at new highs thanks to comforting words from Federal Reserve chief Ben S. Bernanke. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index both surged into new high ground Thursday as investors celebrated the...
  • Stocks soar to new records on hopes for continued stimulus

    Stocks soar to new records on hopes for continued stimulus
    The stock market streaked to new highs Thursday as investors remained hopeful that the Federal Reserve's easy money policies will continue to drive the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the two most...
  • Apple iWatch could be more than a year away

    Apple iWatch could be more than a year away
    If you were hoping to ask Santa for an iWatch this Christmas, you might have to revise your wish list: The rumored Apple device might be more than a year away. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is beginning to aggressively hire more...
  • Bernanke says Fed not on 'preset course' to reduce stimulus

    Bernanke says Fed not on 'preset course' to reduce stimulus
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that he expected the central bank to start tapering its bond-buying stimulus program this year, but that there was not a "preset course" to doing so. The Fed's plan to begin...
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
  • Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls

    Moody's upgrades U.S. credit rating outlook as budget deficit falls
    WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....