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Why Bad News Makes the Stock Market Happy

For now, bad news is good for the stock market. Investors judged that the latest weak economic reports will make it more likely that the Fed will keep stimulating the economy

How Much Does Your Money Manager Cost You?

Noted investing guru Charles Ellis talks about the challenges boomers face from high investment fees, low bond yields, uncertain stock returns, and dubious financial come-ons.

5 Winners and Losers on Wall Street

From another cruise ship mishap to big banks finally free to pay dividends again, here are last week's smartest moves and biggest blunders in the business world.

How Risky Are Your Bonds? Here's How to Tell

Interest rates have to start rising again soon, and while higher rates are generally good for people looking to put new money to work in the bond market, those who already own bonds could take a bath on their supposedly "safe" investments.