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Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal on Budget

A bipartisan congressional budget deal announced Tuesday could end three years of impasse and fiscal instability that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.

Consumer Confidence Falls to 7-Month Low

Consumer confidence in the economy fell in November to the lowest level in seven months, as Americans expressed more concerns about hiring and pay increases.

Will 2014 Be a Great Year for Stocks?

Investment professionals are optimistic about gains in the stock market next year, but investors shouldn't expect 2013's outsized gains will be repeated.